[Pauldotcom] attwifi ssid
kevin.lee.shaw at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 02:14:14 UTC 2012
It's not Android option it's Apple. I've never seen any of my Android
devices connect automatically to anything.
On Jan 12, 2012 9:07 PM, "Marshal Graham" <marshal.graham at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm positive that I did not have to initiate the first connection to
> attwifi. The first time I noticed it was in a McDonald's and I noticed
> it later at a Sam's Club. I have never "told" my phone to connect to
> attwifi, it does this automatically. This is pretty well confirmed
> judging by the number of devices that blindly connect to attwifi and
> the presence of an Android option to "Automatically connect to an
> available AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot."
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM, Chris Frederick <cdf123 at cdf123.net>
> > I have heard of this behavior on the iPhone, and from what I know, if
> you connect to any wifi the phone will remember the ssid and the mac, if
> > it sees these in the future it will auto connect. But attwifi is
> different in that it doesn't check the mac, only the ssid is needed.
> > I have seen that if you do _not_ connect to any attwifi, it won't auto
> connect, you need to initiate the initial connection to one. I would
> > assume that if you tell the phone to delete the connection while it's in
> range, it will stop auto-connecting.
> > I have a 3GS and a 4S and have tested this a bit. I've never connected
> my 4S to attwifi, and it's never auto-connected, but I did on the 3GS
> > but I reset the phone before I was in range of a different attwifi spot.
> > Chris
> > On 01/11/12 12:54, Marshal Graham wrote:
> >> Here is an issue I just recently became aware of. I did a little
> >> research and was not able to discover much related to this. If it's
> >> already been discussed, I'll apologize in advance. AT&T smartphones
> >> will automatically connect to a ssid of attwifi. Several people have
> >> verified this by simply setting a ssid of attwifi with no encryption.
> >> We have seen iPhone 4, Android, and Blackberry devices from AT&T
> >> connect this way. It was also reported that AT&T 3G iPad/iPad2 devices
> >> do this as well. On the Motorola Atrix, the AT&T logo appear to
> >> indicate you are connected to an AT&T hot spot. iPhone 3GS does not
> >> appear to exhibit this behavior.
> >> At least some Android devices do have an option to disable this
> >> behavior through the settings menu. Aside from disabling wifi, I
> >> cannot find this option on iPhone or Blackberry. To be clear, this is
> >> AT&T specific. A little Google searching revealed this from May 2011,
> >> but not much else. Either this is not as much of an issue as I think
> >> it might be or it has just been ignored. It would seem to fall into
> >> the same category as using a ssid of linksys or Free Public WiFi. This
> >> could be a little worse since at least some devices give you an
> >> indication you are connecting to a real AT&T hotspot. Anyone have
> >> thoughts about this?
> >> To make sure I give proper attribution, this was originally pointed
> >> out to me by Mark Rupright.
> >> Marshal
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