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HT4199: iOS and OS X: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points

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HT4199 Assigning default network

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Using 10.7.5: How do I set the default WiFi to be my own network router/access point? I have to manually select it from a long list every time the mac wakes up, every time it starts up. Known networks are not joined automatically. Thanks.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)
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    Sep 23, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to Alphalero)



     > System Preferences > Network > select the WiFi device > check Ask to Join New Networks


    ...> select the WiFi device > Advanced... > WiFi > check Remember Networks This Computer has jouned


    FWIW, if you have a long list of WiFi networks to select from, then you'll probably also want to switch your network over to 5 GHz networking, if your Mac and your WiFi device both support that; you're probably in a fairly dense area for WiFi, and 5 GHz is a little less packed than is 2.4 GHz.


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