My wireless keeps disconnecting or changing networks!

Andrew Horgan Updated by Andrew Horgan

If your computer keeps disconnecting from the wireless, there's a good chance that your computer is trying to connect to a different wireless network. Sometimes computers will prefer a certain network and the steps below will force your computer to prefer the BpsStaff (or school) network.

The most common reason for reported wireless issues is the computer keeps trying to connect to the Guest network instead of BPSStaff. We highly recommend deleting the BPSGuest wifi network from your computer to clear up any wireless confusion.

Mac OS X

  1. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and then click Open Network Preferences.
  2. Select Wi-Fi in the left pane and then click Advanced.
  3. Under the Wi-Fi tab, drag from the list of preferred wireless networks in the center pane to the top of the list. The network at the top has the highest priority.

Windows 10

  1. Click the wireless icon in the notification area.
  2. Select one one of the wireless networks listed.
  3. Check the box for Connect automatically and the click Connect.

Windows 7 and 8

  1. Click the Start menu then enter Network and Sharing Center into the search box and press ENTER.
  2. On the left side of Network and Sharing Center, click Manage wireless networks. You'll see all the wireless networks that you’ve connected to in the past.
  3. Change the priority of a wireless network in the list by selecting it and clicking Move up. The top network in the list has the highest priority.

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