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Switching between two networks as I switch User

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    Switching between two networks as I switch User


    Hello Home Office Setup.
    Network 1 Office use
    Network2 Personal Use.
    User 1 Office Use
    User 2 Home use.
    Same Win8 PC.

    Can i automatically switch WiFi network as I switch User?
    1 WIFI Connection on PC
    Thanks

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You can. You just need to uncheck the box to allow that network to be used by all users. When the unit boots up. It will always default to the first WiFi connection.
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    Ok when I switch from u1 to u2 how do I switch automatically to net2, o r if what you said will accomplish. How do I automatically switch to net1 when I switch back to user1.
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You have to set up that network connection for use only by that user. If you set it to be used by all users on the computer. It becomes the default connection as to what was the last connection the Operating system used to connect with.
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    How do I set up a connection to be used by only 1.
    fairly new to 8, been working with pc, s since pre dos.
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Again you cannot with Windows 8 alone. You have to use third party software to accomplish what you want to do. Depending on the mini-card chipset in the laptop. Depends if there is third party software from the chipset manufacturer that will let you accomplish what you want to do.

    Intel ProSet tools for their 7260-Dual Band Wireless-ac Mini Card PCIe allows you to set different wireless profiles for different users. You can also use this tool with your existing adapter. WiFi Profile Manager 8: View Preferred Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 8
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