This article briefly explains how to change the priority of network connections in Windows 7 so that they follow a specific connection order.
Steps to change the network connection priority in Windows 7
- Click Start, and in the search field, type View network connections.
- Press the ALT key, click Advanced Options and then click Advanced Settings...
- Select Local Area Connection and click the green arrows to give priority to the desired connection.
- After organizing the network connections available according to your preferences, click OK.
- The computer will now follow an order of priority when detecting available connections.
Steps to change wireless network connection priority in Windows 7
0" style="box-sizing: border-box; outline: none; margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; max-width: 1600px; width: 739.781px;" >The computer can detect more than one wireless network at a time. This article explains how to prioritize the wireless network you want to connect to first.
- Click Start, and in the search field, type Network and Sharing Center.
- In Network and Sharing Center, click Manage wireless networks.
- Click the connection to be given priority (e.g. Connection 2 has less priority than Connection 1), and then click Move up.
- The next time it is detecting the networks, the computer will give more priority to Connection 2 than to Connection 1.
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Article ID: 2526067 - Last Review: Jun 1, 2017 - Revision: 3
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