How to ensure my preferential wireless network is always used?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phineas, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. phineas macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2006
    South of the Border I-95
    When in an area with multiple wireless networks how do I select one and keep it at the wireless connection and not let it select another?
  2. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2008
    You can try this: click the airport icon in the toolbar -> click "open Network Preferences." From there, do two things: Uncheck the box that says "Ask to join new networks" and then click on Advanced. From the list of "Preferred Networks" drag the networks into the order you prefer and/or remove airport networks you don't want.

    Hopefully this will work!
  3. soms macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2007
    Putting them in the order you want to use them will work 99% of the time. Only occasionally does it mess up, and that's usually some fault of the router being offline etc.

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