Category Archives: Network Manager

NetworkManager… Where is the prefered WiFi list?

I know somewhere there has to be a file that retains information on the wireless access points (WAP) that you connect to using Network Manager. Anyone know the name of that file?

Amanda was visiting a friend up in Cleveland a while back and connected to her friend’s WAP (named linksys). Now every time she gets near a “linksys” WAP her computer will jump to it. That includes being at home a mere twenty feet from our own WAP (not named “linksys”). Not only is it very annoying to her but it also poses a security risk to her data and could possibly be illegal.

I haven’t had a chance to really investigate this problem, either, as she is always using her computer for school. Maybe I can steal it away at 5 in the morning to take a closer look at the issue.