Enable Hotspot Authentication

This policy setting defines whether Wi-Fi hotspots are probed for Wireless Internet Service Provider roaming (WISPr) protocol support.If a Wi-Fi hotspot supports the WISPr protocol users can submit credentials when manually connecting to the network. If authentication is successful users will be connected automatically on subsequent attempts. Credentials can also be configured by network operators.If you enable this policy setting or if you do not configure this policy setting Wi-Fi hotspots are automatically probed for WISPR protocol support.If you disable this policy setting Wi-Fi hotspots are not probed for WISPr protocol support and users can only authenticate with Wi-Fi hotspots using a web browser.

Policy path: 

Network\Hotspot Authentication



Supported on: 

At least Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 or Windows RT

Registry settings: 




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