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Does Windows "cloud" your WiFi known networks list?

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    Does Windows "cloud" your WiFi known networks list?


    I just set up a new tablet like 2 days ago and some of the restaurants I went to in the past appears on my "Known Networks" list. Does it store the SSID/passwords somewhere in the cloud or something? I don't remember seeing this feature on outlook/onedrive website.

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    No. The OS remembers last connected network connections. Along with Passphrases, so you can connect back to them. That is if you have checked to remember that connection.
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    Hmm...there has to be something extra going on. I even have "remembered" connections that I have no clue where they are!

    Is there a feature that auto-connects / remembers nearby networks? Like perhaps I walked by a hotspot and the computer was on, finds the hotspot, and remebers it?
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    Anything related to your profile will be saved if you log in with a Live account, because Windows 8 uses Roaming profiles. If you log in with a local account, nothing gets saved as a roaming profile. Any Network you log into, will save with your profile if you are logging in with a Live account, but not as a local, because the OS then remembers that info.
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    Also remember that the device is constantly searching for Access Points to connect to. Especially if you have the network setting set to always be searching for active connections.
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