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Windows 7: Preferred wireless connection

04 Feb 2013   #1

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Preferred wireless connection

I have a wireless router that has both a 2.4G and 5G radio.. My notebook works very well with the 5G radio, while the other computers work best with the 2.4G (not sure why that is).. However, when I turn on my computer, it always connects to the 2.4G radio first.. I have to manually connect to the 5G.. How can I set the computer to automatically connect to the 5G and not the 2.4G?

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04 Feb 2013   #2

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Configure the router so the SSIDs are different (Rtr_24 and Rtr_50 | sample SSID naming convention)

In Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Networks
- configure Rtr_24 to NOT automatically connect when in range
- configure Rtr_50 to automatically connect when in range

If you have to create Rtr_50, it's easy
- click the Add button and then the manually create text field
You'll need to supply the SSID and network key as well as set how ti connects (auto).
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