Configure Connection Preference Order for Wireless Networks

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

Wireless client computers running Windows Vista try to connect to wireless networks in the order specified in Windows Vista Wireless Policy. Follow these steps to specify the order of wireless profiles to which domain client computers running Windows Vista will try to connect.

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum requirement to complete this procedure.

To specify the order of wireless networks

  1. Open Windows Vista Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies Properties. On the General tab, in Connect to available networks in the order of profiles listed below, select any profile, and then click up arrow or the down arrow to move the profile to the desired location in the list.

  2. Click OK to save the change, and then close the Windows Vista Wireless Policy.