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In Windows 7, I connected to a WPA2-Enterprise network which required authentication. That network had numerous issues, but after awhile I was able to get access to a hard cable connection. Since this network requires authentication every time it connects, it is now popping up every 30 seconds or so saying "Additional information is needed to connect to [the network SSID]."

So naturally I went into "Manage Wireless Networks" and removed the network. But after 30 seconds or so, the network re-appears in the list, saying "Automatically Connect"! I tried just un-checking "Connect automatically when this network is in range", and then it says "Manually Connect" -- but after 30 seconds, the network reverts to "Automatically Connect" and continues asking me for my credentials!

What the heck??

(I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with the Centrino-N E6205 adapter).

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Sounds like you have 3rd party wireless management software installed. –  Moab Oct 5 '11 at 1:59
    
really what the heck, did you try disable instead? |Network and Sharing Center| Change Adapter settings| select adapter, right click , select disable. –  Psycogeek Oct 5 '11 at 3:57
    
@Moab: That WAS the answer, fantasic. Can you please add an actual Answer so I can give you credit? –  Brian Lacy Oct 5 '11 at 14:07
    
@Psycogeek: Thanks for the suggestion, but I didn't want to disable the adapter, I still want to be able to connect to a wireless network whenever. I just wanted this particular network to stop connecting automatically every 30 seconds. –  Brian Lacy Oct 5 '11 at 14:09
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More information: My Intel Centrino-N was being managed by Intel's ProSet wireless management software, and Windows was also trying to manage it -- the resulting conflict meant that Intel kept overriding/switching back my settings and trying to connect. Right-clicking the Intel ProSet icon in systray gave me the option to let Windows manage the connection. Alternatively, I could have turned off Windows management for the adapter and used the Intel software instead. –  Brian Lacy Oct 5 '11 at 14:11

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Check to see if you have 3rd party wireless management software installed, if so check the configuration or uninstall it and let Windows manage the wireless connections.

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Uninstalling Intel Wi-Fi management software and setting Wi-Fi to be managed by Windows have fixed it for me.

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