How to Change the Default WiFi Network on a Mac

If you want your Mac to connect to a different wifi network than your Mac defaults to, you will need to reorder the list of your preferred wifi networks; here's how.

Steps

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    Click the Apple logo on the upper left corner of your screen and select System Preferences.
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    Select Network in System Preferences.
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    Confirm that Wifi is highlighted on the left, then select Advanced.
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    Look in the list of Preferred Networks to find the name of the wifi network you wish to make the default network, drag it to the top of the list, press OK then press Apply. If these network names are greyed out and not clickable, go back to the previous screen and click the lock icon to allow changes.

Tips

  • If you do not see your wifi network in the list of preferred networks, try re-connecting with it to make sure your Mac has the name and password memorized.

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