To specify the way how CyberGhost's automatic Wi-Fi protection should set in you can define the general reaction of CyberGhost to Wi-Fi networks as well as a specific reaction to a specific WiFi.
Set up general reaction to new/unknown Wi-Fi networks
Open the app settings with a single finger tap on the gear symbol:
In the app settings page first make sure that under 'Hotspot Security' the option 'Hotspot Protection' is enabled.
Now specify how you want CyberGhost to react in general, when joining a Wi-Fi network. This can be done separately for Secure Wi-Fi (password protected Wi-Fi networks) and Open Wi-Fi (free access networks) by simply tapping on the respective entry and then choose one of the following actions:
- Always ask for protection: Every time your device detects a secure/open Wi-Fi network, CyberGhost asks you if you want to be protected.
- Always protect automatically: Every time your device detects a secure/open Wi-Fi network, CyberGhost automatically starts a VPN connection.
- Disable protection: If you already have a VPN connection running and you enter a secure/open Wi-Fi network, CyberGhost will disable the VPN connection.
- Ignore: By choosing this option, CyberGhost will ignore secure/open Wi-Fi networks.
Adjust specific reaction to known Wi-Fi networks
In case you want to change the reaction type for a specific known network, please open the app settings again and tap on 'More' in the 'Hotspot Security' area to open the list of already known networks.
Search for the network you want to assign a different reaction to and tap on it. The options are the same as discribed above.
About the interaction of CyberGhost with known and unknown networks
The moment you enter a free or password-protected Wi-Fi, CyberGhost recognizes, if it's a known or unknown network. If unknown, the app reacts the way you defined in the general Wi-Fi settings, that is, either asks, protects, or ignores. If a network is already known, CyberGhost remembers how you wanted this single network to be treated the last time you visited, e. g. protect your device automatically.