In settings, under wi-fi, in the list of available wi-fi networks, you will find "Cricket Wi-Fi Manager". Select it, and uncheck the checkbox. Your wi-fi will stop being tinkered with by Cricket's over-aggressive "management".
Also, in MyCricket, if you hit the sprocket icon in the upper right corner, scroll down the resulting list, till you find "Cricket Wireless Management" under "Device Settings" Disable it, and you're done.
It should still connect to Wi-Fi just fine. Mine does. All the Cricket Manager does is steal the managagement from Android.
Question: Does the Wi-Fi list (where you disabled the Cricket wifi manager) still have the list of all the wifi spots in range, including yours? If so, then just try restarting the phone, and connect to your wireless network by tapping on it in the list (if it hasn't connected automatically already) and seeing if it connects or takes you to the setup/password settings. If it takes you to the settings page and asks for the wi-fi password, then just enter the password and it should connect from there.
I think that's where your losing the plaintiff looking for help. They use the Cricket WiFi Manager because they don't know how to setup and manage WiFi connections on their own.
Some expert general background: Mobile Cellular Devices have 4 to 5 different antennas.
- Cellular, such as; CDMA, TDMA or GSM (and their many frequencies in MHz and data technologies as; EV-DO. Edge, LTE, 4G, 3G)
- WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a,b,g,n)
- Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15.1)
- NFC (Near-Field-Communication)
- GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS)
All five of these antennas can work independently of each other and consume lot's of battery power. If you have a tendency to ignore them and just let them rule over your phone unmanaged, you're just asking for a mess of trouble. The connected world of Internet providers, marketers and data-brokers will love these care-free, naive, unsuspecting consumers so be vigilant, its a 'digital wild west' out there.
Cheers - bikeamtn