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#1 Hikermann

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:54 PM

When I click on "Turn Airport On", it automatically shows "xfinitywifi" as the only option; a few seconds later the pull-down list will show about a dozen or so other options, including my own T-Mobile connection.  When I "Open Network Preferences" and enter my T-Mobile connection in the Network Name line, then click Apply, then Lock, everything should be OK from there one (as I understand it) and the next time I click on "Turn Airport On" it should automatically open to what I have specified (T-Mobile).  

NOT.

Right back to xfinitywifi and go through the entire sequence again.

Q-1:  Am I or am I not correctly understanding what the network name preference business is supposed to do; and

Q-2:  Why does Airport then ignore what I have "applied" and "locked"?

Any assistance appreciated.  Thanks.



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#2 Buddyme2

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 03:22 AM

Choose the "Remember this network" option before you "Join" with the network so your MB will automatically join each time you start up your Mac.



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:24 PM

The other thing that it could be is the order of the preferred WiFi networks. To see that order (and adjust it if needed), you can take a look at this Apple document:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH13797?locale=en_US




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