It looks like one feature coming out in 8.0 Android O is the ability to Automatically enable WiFi when you're near a saved network

Android O - Auto Enable Wifi

Can this be accomplished through tasker today?

  1. Add Profile > State > Net > Wifi Near (as in these questions here and here)

    Profile > State > Net > Wifi Near

  2. Enter SSID Network Name(s) / Select Networks currently in Range

    SSID Network Names

  3. This works one at a time, but ideally, you could pull from the current list of saved/configured WiFi networks. Android does keep a list of previously saved networks:

    Saved Networks

Q: But is there anyway to programmatically retrieve all saved network names and set it as a variable?

Note: Some apps exist like SmartWifiToggler, based on GPS, but I'd rather accomplish through tasker if possible.

  • If I am not mistaken, you dont have to necessarily specify the Wireless AP, this way all near Wireless APs are considered (with one having strongest signal choosen) given that there are saved in android system settings – xavier_fakerat May 18 '17 at 15:02
  • How is using WiFi signals to determine whether you should "enable WiFi" different from having WiFi on to begin with? You will use saved WiFi networks when they are available, and scan in the background when not near a saved network. – mattm May 18 '17 at 15:42
  • @xavier_fakerat, the goal is to enable WiFi when I'm near any network that I have saved and disable it everywhere else. – KyleMit May 18 '17 at 15:47
  • @mattm, the problem is when I have WiFi on while walking around, it will often get stuck at a log-in screen and interrupt wireless access until I've either logged in or turned off wifi. I find it generally easier to just have it turned off unless I'm at home (or list of similar locations where I trust the WiFi). – KyleMit May 18 '17 at 15:47
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    I just happen to have bumped into a similar scenario you wish to have: Tasker double WiFi activation with 'or' statement, it seems there are many possibilities to accomplish this....will update you once I finish testing my profile on this – xavier_fakerat May 18 '17 at 17:22

Check out the app called IFTTT, I believe they have something like that where you can set that up.

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  • Answers have to be subjective, not "I believe" – Sgdva May 21 '17 at 21:21

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