All Windows XP users with a wireless-capable machine should follow the below process to disable and remove ad hoc networks from their PC or Laptop.
- Open the control panel.
- Open network connections.
- Right-Click on Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
- Select the Wireless Networks tab.
- Under Wireless Networks you will see a list of infrastructure (represented with an antenna icon) and ad hoc (represented by a different icon) networks you have previously connected to.
- The red cross indicates the ad hoc network is not currently connected or being advertised. You may also see a green tick here.
To remove ad hoc networks:
- Select each ad hoc network and click remove. Do this for every network that does not have an antenna icon. This includes Ad Hoc networks named ANU-Access or ANU Access.
To disable future ad hoc network connections:
- Click Advanced.
- Select Access-point (Infrastructure) networks only.
- Make sure Automatically connect to non-preferred networks is not ticked. Click Close.
- Click Ok to save the changes.