How to stop your Mac from auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network

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How to stop your Mac from auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi hotpots: As convenient as they are, they can be very annoying, as well. Especially when you’re using a Mac or iPhone that’s trying to connect to a hotspot when you don’t want it to.

Macworld reader Martin Joseph wants to ditch one company’s Wi-Fi hotspot in particular:

I wonder if you can figure out a way to set a Mac to never ever connect to Xfinity Wi-Fi? It would be great to eliminate this in my iPhone, too. I have found that deleting it from the list of known networks isn’t the best choice, and I usually resort to leaving it, but at lowest priority.

Apple’s Wi-Fi network control in macOS became kind of primitive many releases ago, and then Apple made it worse, removing a few features that haven’t returned. You can delete networks, as Martin notes:

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2017-10-10T03:04:29+00:00