Is anyone having issues with MBA automatically connecting to home wi-fi?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ET iPhone Home, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68030

    ET iPhone Home

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    When I open the lid to my MBA and type in my password, it doesn't automatically connect to home wifi. I'd say, 30-40% of the time, I'd have to click on the wifi icon, search from the drop-down menu to select my wi-fi name.

    I'm not sure if this is normal. Perhaps, it's not even the MBA and it could be the router. I don't know how to troubleshoot this. Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Which router is it? Updated firmware or third party?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    No such issue with my MBA 2012 and airport extreme basestation.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    Go to your Preferred Networks pane, delete anything that you don't use everyday.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68030

    ET iPhone Home

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    It's a Motorola from TWC.

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    Thanks for this. Much appreciated. I noticed my home wi-fi was 3rd from the preferred list. So what I did is "DRAG NETWORKS IN THE ORDER PREFERRED". I did this first to see if my MBA connects to my home network first by dragging this on top. If the issues persist, then I'll troubleshoot by deleting the other two connections. I saw only 3 on the list.

    I think, this might solve it. Thanks again.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 68030

    ET iPhone Home

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    Quick update: Okay, so far, your solution has worked. I've signed-on three times today without issue connecting to wi-fi automatically by assigning my wi-fi right on top; even with the other wi-fi network present. Had to thank you once again.
     

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