275: Mac Tip: How To Set Your Preferred WiFi Network

Join the WiFI Network You Prefer (Not Your Neighbor’s)

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Network Preferences on Mac

Want to set the default WiFi network on your Mac?

Always having to switch your Wifi Network to your own?

Always on 2.4 GHz, but 5 GHz must be better, right?

Why am I always on the generic xfinity instead of my own?

Want to delete your neighbor’s WiFi from your list?

Tutorial: How To Set Your Preferred WiFi Network on a Mac

  1. This tutorial will show you how to set your preferred WiFi network to top priority so you will automatically join it if available.
  2. You will also learn how to delete WiFi networks from your ‘Preferred Networks’ list so you do not accidentally join them.
  3. Note: Full video tutorial at the bottom
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Two Different Ways to Open Network Preferences

How To Set Preferred (Default) WiFi Network

  1. Open Network Preferences:
    Option 1:
    Click WiFi Symbol in Menu Bar and then Click ‘Open Network Preferences’ Option 2: Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner and click System Preferences then click on the Network icon
  2. Click the ‘Advanced’ button in the bottom right
  3. Click WiFi Tab (should be the one selected by default)
  4. Select your Preferred WiFi Network (will be highlighted in blue)
  5. Drag To Top
  6. Click Okay
  7. Verify Preferred WiFi Network is in ‘Network Name’
  8. Verify ‘Automatically Join This Network’ is checked
  9. Click Apply to Update Wireless Router
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Drag Your Preferred WiFi to Top Priority

How To Delete WiFi Networks in your Preferred Network List:

  1. Open Network Preferences:
    Option 1:
    Click WiFi Symbol in Menu Bar and then Click ‘Open Network Preferences’ Option 2: Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner and click System Preferences then click on the Network icon
  2. Click Advanced
  3. Click WiFi Tab
  4. Select WiFi Networks to Delete
  5. Press Minus (-) Key
  6. Click Okay
  7. Click Remove
  8. Repeat as necessary
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How To Delete Unwanted WiFi Networks

Video Tutorial

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