My laptop constantly connects to the Networks I don’t want to and there are no way to forbid it.
- In one place I connected to wi-fi named something very stupidly generic as “John” now I am in other place and somebody having open wifi named “John”. Some reason it has stronger signal or whatever but my laptop always connect to it. Good thing it doesn’t have internet and I notice it quickly.
- When I was first time in current place I accidentally hit on wrong wifi , now I don’t know why sometimes my laptop trying to connect to this wifi again. It can’t then it shows wrong password window.
- I also have here some wifi from huge internet provider which is open but then you need to do network sign in. One time I was just connecting to it to check. And now my laptop always connects to it.
It increasingly annoying and even not safe .( I understand that the better way is always to have VPN. But sometimes it can fail also)
So It would be nice to have WIFI manager as Ubuntu has which allows remove WIFI from history so OS didn’t assume to connect to it
If you right click on the wifi tray application, then click Edit Connections, then highlight the Network you want to edit and press the gear icon you can edit the settings for the network. there you’ll find in general settings options to turn off and modify connection priorities.
Qubes OS uses network Manager, Ubuntu uses Network Manager.
The only difference is the GUI to manage it, on Ubuntu it’s through the GNOME desktop. If you can do it on Ubuntu, you can do it on Qubes OS and vice-versa.
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… right click …
… let’s pretend it wasn’t asked
I still have a question . In case if somebody uses stupid generic names as “John” for their wi-fi is there a way to tell laptop do not connect to every random “John” ?
I don’t have Qubes OS with WiFi in my hands right now, but if you edit the connection you should be able to define the BSSID which is some kind of identifier for the network access point. Two WiFi networks with the same SSID will have different BSSID (except if someone is trying to fool you).
Use a disposable sys-net, that way it will forget all networks and passwords when you restart it.