Problems Connecting to Unusable Open WiFi Networks

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  • Some WiFi hotspot networks appear to be "Open"
  • The Republic Wireless app "Ask me to join WiFi networks" setting is checked



  1. Review the WiFi settings in the Republic Wireless 2.0 app
  2. Uncheck the Ask me to join WiFi networks setting
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap WiFi
  5. Tap 3 vertical dots
  6. Tap Advanced
  7. Ensure Network notification is toggled OFF
  8. Tap Back (Arrow)
  9. Tap 3 vertical dots
  10. Tap Saved Networks
  11. Tap unusable open networks
  12. Tap Forget


Some Open WiFi networks require additional account authentication 

Additional Notes

Make sure to Forget any unusable saved networks in the Republic Wireless 2.0 app WiFi Usage tab

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