Windows 10: Windows 10 new PC instantly connected to Wi-Fi out of the box and asking for login?

Discus and support Windows 10 new PC instantly connected to Wi-Fi out of the box and asking for login? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I just purchased 2 laptops with Windows 10. I took out the first one, connected to Wi-Fi (had to use 5Gh as the 2.4 a couple feet away seemed to be... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by MichaelEPQ, May 22, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 new PC instantly connected to Wi-Fi out of the box and asking for login?


    I just purchased 2 laptops with Windows 10.


    I took out the first one, connected to Wi-Fi (had to use 5Gh as the 2.4 a couple feet away seemed to be unstable). Then I was forced to create a MS account, could not create a local one. I signed in and could create a new local only user if I wanted to.


    Then I opened the second box. Turned it on and it is strait to the login screen, not Wi-Fi, not create new account just login? I tried my newly created MS login. Got an error saying service is currently unavailable. (in case anybody wanted to know why I use local logins). I tried random entries and I either got the account does not exist or the password is incorrect, but no option to create a new one.


    After about 30 minutes or so I was able to log in with my MS account. Interestingly I could not create a local login like with the other laptop, but I could switch to a local login instead?? So clearly they are using different version.


    Also in the windows store on the first machine, I could not get anything at all, such as Ublock Origin for Edge without a MS login, but on the second free apps loaded fine without issue. It asked for a MS login, but continues after I closed the prompt.


    Anyway, the one thing I did not do on the second machine is connect to Wi-Fi or even select a MS account. Somehow it already had it, possibly from the first machine. Similarly it may have had login data as I could not even create a new account at all. I wonder if a different account would have worked as well.


    I am very concerned that a new windows 10 PC can gain access to my private home WiFi right out of the box. How can I stop it?

    :)
     
    MichaelEPQ, May 22, 2019
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  2. johnny234 Win User

    Windows 10 stop automatically connecting to random new wi-fi networks


    Hi,

    I have searched a lot, but all the tutorials I found only explained how to not connect automatically to a known wi-fi network or how to disable wi-fi sense... but this is not what I am looking for...

    PROBLEM:

    • When my laptop (Windows 10 Pro X64) is not connected to a network and the wireless adapter is on, it will automatically connect to any random new unsecured wi-fi network... The only way I have now to avoid this is to disable my wi-fi adapter.

    UNUSEFUL TUTORIALS I FOUND ON THE INTERNET:

    • How to manually uncheck the option for a particular wi-fi network not to connect automatically in Network Properties. This is not what I am looking for. This would suggest that everytime I power my computer. I would have to manually go through all the available wi-fi networks and unclick them all...
    • How to disable Wi-Fi Sense. This is not useful, because I don't even have a Wi-Fi sense option in my computer where the tutorials say it should be.

    EXPECTED BEHAVIOR:

    • I am looking for an option to tell my computer to stop connecting randomly to unknown wi-fi networks like an hyperactive, reckless idiot.

    PERSONAL COMMENT:

    • Honestly, why would any respectable company think that it could be somewhat wise or secure to do this... Anyone's computer could just randomly connect to any hacker's wi-fi network without the user even knowing it...

    Any solutions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
    johnny234, May 22, 2019
    #2
  3. Meghana C Win User
    unable to connect Wi-Fi on Windows 10

    Hi,

    I will certainly help with the issue you are facing with connecting to network.

    Kindly follow the below methods:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to delete the network and reconnect.

    Please follow the steps:


    • Type settings in search bar and press enter.

    • Go to network and internet and select
      Wi-Fi option.

    • Click on manage and delete the network which is not connected.

    • Disable and enable Wi-Fi option, then the network will be available in the
      available networks.

    • Select the network and connect to it by providing password.

    If the issue still persist follow method 2.

    Method 2:

    I suggest you to connect the computer to the network manually.

    Please follow the below steps:


    • Right click on the network icon which is in the notification area.

    • Select open network and sharing center.

    • Then select setup a new connection or network.

    • Under choose a connection option select
      set up a new network.

    • Choose the network which you want to connect and provide the login credentials.

    For more information regarding network issues, I suggest you to refer the below article on
    “Fix network connection issues in Windows 10”

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10741/windows-10-fix-network-connection-issues

    Please get back to us if you still face any difficulty in network connection.

    Thank you.
     
    Meghana C, May 22, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows 10 new PC instantly connected to Wi-Fi out of the box and asking for login?

    Marivel Man, May 22, 2019
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