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In Windows 10, Wi-Fi Sense is a feature to automatically connect to wireless access points, but you can disable it if you don’t want to connect to random networks. You’ve probably noticed that when you restart your Wi-Fi router or are away from home, your laptop quickly connects to a random open wireless network. Your Windows 10 computer can even try to connect to these secure Wi-Fi networks provided by ISPs like Comcast, Optimus, Verizon, AT&T, and others.

Although this is not a problem, since you plan to connect to a different network, you probably thought this was the standard behavior in Windows 10. However, it is not, trying to automatically connect to a wireless access point is Wi-Fi enabled. Sense.

What is Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10?

When you sign in with a Microsoft account on your Windows 10 Mobile computer or device, Wi-Fi Sense collects information about the networks you connect to. This information is then combined with other Wi-Fi Sense customer data to create a database. This information is used to quickly connect you to the best available wireless network.

The problem is that you often connect to suggested access points without even knowing it, and this can be a security risk.

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It can be a security risk, because connecting to an open network means other people can connect and other people can see your personal information, like when you shop online or check your bank.

It can also be annoying, sometimes restarting your laptop or tablet, or having problems with your Wi-Fi router, will connect you to different wireless networks. These networks may also require authentication and you may appear to be connected, but opening your browser will get you nowhere.

In this guide, you will learn a simple setting to disable Wi-Fi Sense when connecting your device to different wireless networks that you did not intend in Windows 10.

How to turn off the Wi-Fi sensor in Windows 10

To disable the Wi-Fi sensor to prevent your PC from randomly connecting to open wireless networks, do the following:

  1. Use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.

  2. Click Network and Internet.

  3. Click Wifi.

  4. In Wi-Fi Sense, turn off the “Connect to suggested access points” option to disable the function.

After you disable the feature, your computer will no longer automatically connect to suggested wireless networks. However, even with Wi-Fi Sense disabled, you can still connect to any other wireless network as usual.

If you don’t see the Wi-Fi Sense option on the settings page, you’re probably not running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. If this is the case, you’ll find the option under “Manage Wi-Fi settings” page.

Do you have Wi-Fi Sense enabled or disabled on your Windows 10 device? Let us know in the comments below.

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