how to use different wifi on iPhone than computer

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by KompleX, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. KompleX macrumors regular

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    hello! i just noticed that my iPhone and mac mini will mirror each others wifi connection. i want the mini to use the faster 5ghz signal since the mini is right next to the wireless router, and the iPhone to use the 2ghz signal to take advantage of the broader range coverage around the house. if i change the network on the iPhone to use the 2ghz signal, it will do the same on the mac mini, and if i change it to the 5ghz signal on the mac mini, it will also change it to the 5ghz signal on the iPhone. how do i prevent this from happening? i want the iPhone on the 2ghz signal and the mac mini on the 5ghz.
     
  2. \-V-/ Suspended

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    If you name them differently in the router settings, you can connect to whatever you want. Something like My Network and My Network 5G.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  4. KompleX thread starter macrumors regular

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    they are named differently. one signal is named "network 2ghz" and the other "network 5ghz".
    so what can i do?
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, disabling iCloud Keychain would likely do the trick.
     
  6. KompleX thread starter macrumors regular

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    that seems to have done the trick thank you!
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Or just log onto the other network with the iPhone. Usually they connect faster to 2.4 Ghz networks in my experience, so it will default to that.
     
  8. twintin macrumors 6502

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    Or just make the iPhone forget the 5Ghz network and the mini forget the 2 Ghz network (unless iCloud keychain does some funky stuff)..
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It shares the details between all the devices so it'll auto log in
     
  10. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Any other reason why you are using 2 different ssid's? I stopped doing that cause my iPhone and Mac connect to the best signal automatically.
     

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