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No "Manage Wireless Networks" (order/prioritize wireless networks?)

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    No "Manage Wireless Networks" (order/prioritize wireless networks?)


    Hi,

    I was wondering if, in Windows 8, there's a way to configurity the priority/order of wireless networks? In Windows 7, it use to be under "Manage wireless networks", but I can't seem to find it in Win8. I have two wireless networks in my home, and Win8 always seems to pick the one with the weaker signal (farthest away).

    Thanks,
    Jim

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 preview


    Hi,

    Found the answer:

    Manage Wireless Networks observation

    I added a shortcut on Desktop with:

    explorer.exe shell:::{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}


    and I can now bring up "Manage wireless networks" and change the network priority/order from there.

    Jim
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by jimcpl View Post
    Hi,

    I was wondering if, in Windows 8, there's a way to configurity the priority/order of wireless networks? In Windows 7, it use to be under "Manage wireless networks", but I can't seem to find it in Win8. I have two wireless networks in my home, and Win8 always seems to pick the one with the weaker signal (farthest away).

    Thanks,
    Jim
    Thanks for pointing this out Jim, I can't imagine why Windows left out the option to Manage Wireless Networks in Windows 8 CP but it has been discussed here before. Wireless Manager pain in my tookus

    We can only hope they remember to put the UI for this very useful option back into Windows 8 RTM.
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