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howto stop ubuntu from using unsecured wifi access points

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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
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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.
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