Any way to change active network order in Network & Sharing center?


  1. Posts : 699
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
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    Any way to change active network order in Network & Sharing center?


    Windows inconsistencies drive me bonkers. I have two wireless radios (like most) a 2.4 and a 5. I have them on separate SSID's for several reasons, most important is due to band steering being awful - but thats another discussion entirely.

    At the moment when I connect to 5ghz I get this
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    When i connect to 2.4ghz I get this
    Any way to change active network order in Network & Sharing center?-image.png

    How on earth can I make both wifi radios on bottom instead of 2.4 for some reason feeling the need to be on top of my ethernet connection?

    It appears this is purely aesthetic because if i check the interface metric with powershell (Get-NetIPInterface) the ethernet is ranked as priority (lower #) irrespective of which radio im connected to. Yet 2.4ghz wants to be on top.

    same behavior on my other desktop, yet on my laptop - theyre reversed.
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
    Posts : 2,212
    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2
       #2

    Change Network Adapter Connection Priorities in Windows 10

    Note too that when you select a WiFi network and choose "Connect Automatically", that WiFi connection will have priority over others.

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  3. Posts : 699
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    unfortunately I have neither radio set to connect automatically on any of the 3 pc's
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