Windows – How to set WiFi connection order in Windows 10

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I have multiple WiFi networks available, and would like to set the order of preference in which they should connect; i.e. each network's priority. This used to be fairly simple in previous versions of Windows, but how can I do this in Windows 10?

Best Answer

Open an elevated command prompt (Admin). You can do this by pressing the Windows start and x keys and choosing the Command Prompt (Admin) option; and type the following command:

netsh wlan show profiles

This will display all your available connections, in their present order of preference (those listed at the top are "preferred" to those at the bottom).

To change the order in which your machine attempts to connect, type (or paste)

netsh wlan set profileorder name="connectionname" interface="Wi-Fi" priority=1

remembering to change connectionname to the appropriate name from the listing shown in the results from the first command, and setting the priority to whatever you wish. "priority=1" means "top of the list"