Is there a way to prevent my Mac from grabbing a different Wifi signal?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by levitynyc, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    I recently got FIOS and I love it. My router is in my basement because I wanted to hardwire it into my ps3 and 360. Regardless, the WiFi signal is great throughout my house. For some reason, my Macbook keeps grabbing my neighbors unprotected WiFi signal. I guess on the 2nd floor of my house, his signal is stronger than mine.

    It takes 2 seconds to switch it back, but it seems to grab it whenever I wake it from sleep and at other random times. I was thinking of telling my neighbor that he needs to protect his signal, but even if I dont, I want a way to prevent my mac from locking onto the wrong signal.

    Is there a way to do this?

    Running Snow Leopard.
  2. svenwillmann macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    Did you try...

    System Preferences -> Network -> AirPort -> Advanced

    Move yours to top
    Remove the neighbors
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    System Preferences > Network > Airport > Advanced


    Just do as described there and you will have no further hiccups.

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