eduroam users who have connected their device to an attwifi hotspot in the past (either on the UI campus or elsewhere) may see their device automatically connect to attwifi instead of eduroam.  In those cases, you will need to manually reconfigure your device to prefer eduroam and/or remove the attwifi profile.

To configure your Apple iOS device to not automatically connect to attwifi:

  1. While joined to attwifi, launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap the blue arrow to the right of attwifi.
  4. Switch the Auto-Join tab to OFF.

To configure your Android device to not automatically connect to attwifi:

  1. Open Wi-Fi Settings
  2. Click and hold on the open network
  3. Click Forget Network*

To configure your Windows 7/Windows 8 PC to not automatically connect to attwifi:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click All Control Panel Items
  3. Open Network and Sharing Center
  4. Click Manage Wireless Networks
  5. Right-click attwifi
  6. Click Properties, then Connection tab
  7. Uncheck "Connect automatically when this network is in range" 

To configure your Windows 8 PC to not automatically connect to attwifi: 

  1. Open Settings by searching for it in the search bar
  2. Select Network & Internet
  3. Select Wi-Fi
  4. Click Change Adapter Opens under Related Settings
  5. Double click on attwifi
  6. Click Properties
  7. Uncheck "Connect automatically when this network is in range" 

*Your device may be installed with an application that scans for wireless networks and attempts to connect. These could interfere with your capability to turn off the automatic connect function. You may need to disable these settings.

To reconnect to an attwifi hotspot off campus, you must manually connect to the network or reverse this setting.

Article number: 
101595
Last updated: 
December 21, 2016
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