Wireless networks (Wi-Fi hotspots) have become the standard way of connecting to the Internet. No matter where we go, we often find more than a dozen available Wi-Fi networks for connection. Some of these Wi-Fi networks are even free for use and do not require any password for access. With so many Wi-Fi networks surrounding us, we should be able to block some of the suspicious ones.
With the help of a free tool called “Wi-Fi Filter Tool” we can both allow and block available Wi-Fi networks. Similarly, we can specifically allow some of the networks so as our Windows PC targets those networks before others. As soon as we launch Wi-Fi Filter Tool, it shows a list of the Wi-Fi networks in your area.
We can add a network to the whitelist or the blocklist by typing its name in the text field and then clicking on the “add” icon. If you want to remove a network from this list, then you can click on the “subtract” icon. When we add a Wi-Fi network to the block list, Windows PC does not see that network anymore. This way we can prevent Windows from connecting to the suspicious networks.
Of all the networks added to the list, we can easily switch them from the whitelist and the blocklist. We can right-click on the networks and choose to Allow or Block them. We can select all of the networks and instantly block them through the right-click method.
Apart from these functions, we can also restart the Wi-Fi service using this tool. Restarting of the Wi-Fi service is needed if you have made changes to the Wi-Fi networks related settings. We can select the File menu and then the option to restart this Windows service easily.
You can download Wi-Fi Filter Tool from https://www.sordum.org/16523/wi-fi-filter-tool-v1-0/.