Solved

howto stop ubuntu from using unsecured wifi access points

Posted on 2010-11-29
1
528 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
hi Experts

how can i stop ubuntu 10.10 from using unsecured wifi access points?

my wifi at home is secured with wpa2
but my neighbour is using unsecured wifi.

for some reason my ubuntu laptop connects to unsecured wifi when it boots and i have to maually disconnect and connect it to my secured wifi.
how can i configure it so that it never connects to that unsecured wifi and any unsecured wifi for that matter

thanks Experts
0
Comment
Question by:sherrysidhu
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
infotactix earned 250 total points
ID: 34236117
You should be able to set the options for your connection to your neighbor's network within NetworkManager (System->Preferences->Network Connections). Open the Wireless tab and edit the connection...at the top of the edit dialog is a "Connect automatically" check box. Just un-check it for your neighbor's network.

  NetworkManager
As an alternative, you could try installing Wicd. It offers an improved interface for handling multiple wireless connects (just my opinion, of course).

Hope this helps.
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

With the purchase of CloudCommand by Comcast customers are left in a bind as subscriptions expire and render the AP's disabled. The following will explain how to flash your Ubiquiti AP's with CloudCommand firmware back to Ubiquiti firmware. HOWTO…
This article is a step by step guide on how to create a basic PTP link using Ubiquiti airOS devices. This guide can be used on the following Ubiquiti AirMAX devices. Nanostation, Bullets, AirBridge, Nanobeam, NanoBridge to name a few. Please review …
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question