Windows 10: How to manage multiple wireless profiles? Solved


  1. Posts : 477
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
       18 Jul 2017 #1

    How to manage multiple wireless profiles?


    Both my router and my laptop support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I have an SSID for each on my router and a profiles for each on the laptop. I want the laptop to use the 5GHz connection when available use the 2.4GHz connection if it's too far from the router for a good 5GHz connection. Unfortunately the 2.4GHz connection always seems to be used. I have tried to set "Automatically connect" for the 5GHz but it gets set set on both. Does that option related to the interface rather than a specific profile? The NETSH WLAN command seems to associate it with a profile.
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    Posts : 32,340
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       18 Jul 2017 #2

    Hello pokeefe, :)

    If the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks each have their own SSID, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to change the wireless network connection priority so the 5 GHz network profile is priority 1.

    Change Wireless Network Connection Priority Order in Windows 10 Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Jul 2017 at 14:13. Reason: typo
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  3. Posts : 477
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
    Thread Starter
       19 Jul 2017 #3

    Thanks. I'll do that.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       19 Jul 2017 #4

    You're most welcome. :)
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