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  1. aSystemOverloa

    aSystemOverloa Well-Known Member

    Just recently my Defy keeps connecting to random BT-FON networks rather than the house WiFi.

    Any ideas why this is and how I can prevent it. In case it's relevant, I have Wi-Fi Finder and WiFi Manager apps.

  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Just delete the network from your network settings;)
  3. aSystemOverloa

    aSystemOverloa Well-Known Member

    It's not in my list of networks. It, along with the other BT-FON associated networks are there when I check what network I'm on because I can't do anything, only to find it's chosen the random public one over a favorite secure one.. GRRR
  4. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    In order for it to connect it MUST be in your network list. There is no other way it would connect.
  5. aSystemOverloa

    aSystemOverloa Well-Known Member

    Well it's not in my list of networks. When I go into Manage Wireless Networks and it scans for everything within range, it comes up, but thats all. I only have three networks in my permanent list and the BT-FONs are not any of them.
  6. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

    If the random networks in question are WiFi and using a consistent SSID then maybe add a manual network with an incorrect password...
  7. aSystemOverloa

    aSystemOverloa Well-Known Member

    I received an alert that this post had been linked to from another. Just thought I'd post an update. It turns out that my ISP's app (My Vodafone) had an option to automatically connect to free BT-FON networks.

    So if this is happening to you, check your provider's app and any WiFi Managers that have an option to automatically connect to Public Networks.
  8. Diabo

    Diabo Well-Known Member

    docsane, peterbye and !on like this.
  9. aSystemOverloa

    aSystemOverloa Well-Known Member

    Diabo, don't know if you're advertising a product for financial gain, but this thread ended ages ago, so strange for someone to 'supply a solution' to something that has already been fixed.
  10. Diabo

    Diabo Well-Known Member

    It's a free app, I'm not the author of it, and I'm sure you're not the only one with the same question. If someone Googles the same issue the chance of finding a solution has increased a bit.
  11. Helix751

    Helix751 New Member

    Thanks @Diabo. I agree. These forums are indeed much more of a knowledge base than a conversation and help is appreciated even after months of inactivity.

    I experience the very same problem, described in the following post.

    Regards and thanks again for your suggestion.

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