WiFi Profile Manager 8 Sets Your Preferred Networks In Windows 8

Ever run into a situation where you have multiple wireless networks available, but one is clearly better than the other? WiFi Profile Manager 8 lets you tell your computer which networks are better, so Windows doesn't automatically connect you to the wrong one.

Windows 7 let you tweak these settings from the "Manage Wireless Networks" section of the Control Panel, but the option has been removed in Windows 8. Windows 8 tries to learn your behaviour, which is nice, but potentially confusing, and unhelpful if you want greater control over how you connect.

WiFi Profile Manager is a simple solution. Just start it up, click on a network, and the right-click it to move it around in the list (or get rid of it entirely). It's completely portable, so you don't need to install anything either.

WiFi Profile Manager 8 is a free download for Windows only.

WiFi Profile Manager 8 [The Windows Club via Ghacks]


Comments

    "Windows 8 tries to learn your behaviour, which is nice, but potentially confusing, and unhelpful if you want greater control over how you connect."

    Sigh.. again with the "we know better than you" approach in Windows. It's really getting annoying, every release they have a new set of these "features".

    It's nice that there is an option.. but that's what it should be.. an option.. one that you can turn off and on.. not one that requires tweaks and hacks to get around.

    Interestingly, without knowing W8 has this feature, I've found it quite useful... I have 3 wireless connections to choose from - two 2.4GHz ones, and a 5GHz one. I primarily want to use the 5GHz one, and the othe two are basically backups or for older devices that can't connect to the 5GHz channel. W7 used to always connect to one of the 2.4GHz ones, because it was slightly stronger than the 5GHz one - not what I wanted. W8 now always goes to the 5GHz one first.

    Well done Microsoft. Well done.

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