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WiFi connections are the focal point of our work life. So, if I’m connected to a wrong or slow network, I get angry as hell.
My router resets very often due to power cuts and bounce. And as a result, my Mac reconnected to the 2.4GHz channel instead of the 5GHz channel. I will realize after working for few minutes that all the pages are loading slowly.
The solution was simple: just change the priority of the saved WiFi network, so it will automatically connect to the 5GHz channel. Here’s how you can do it:
- Click on the Apple logo in the menu bar on your Mac, and click on system Preferences.
- Go to network settings and click on Upgraded switch.
- You will see your wifi network listed there. You only have to drag them in the order of connection preferences; Top networks get high priority.
This is very useful when you have multiple networks in your home, work, or cafes you visit. You can also remove unnecessary networks that you do not connect to menus often.