How to change priority of WiFi networks on your Mac

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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.