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How do I force window7 to stop trying to connect to a wireless network: How do I delete the connection

Last Modified: 2017-05-02
I have a wireless router that has both a 5G connection and a faster connection.

Sometimes when I reboot my win7 PC, i keeps flip-flopping between my 5G and faster connection.

I go to the network Sharing center and it only shows networks that are currently broadcasting but when I try to change the settings it has switched to the other network it is flip-flopping to and my changed are not saved.

How do I force it to STOP connecting to a specific network?
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RaminTechnical Advisor

Right Click on adapter Icon in notification area, open network and sharing center, Manage Wireless networks, Remove whichever you want.
Sushant GulatiConsultant

Do you need to stick to one connection only either with 5G or a Faster connection? Can you name me the Wireless Router name, the manufacturer/brand?

Isn't there a way that from the browser you can save any of the connection as a preferred or favorite or some sort of Policy or a route you can create to always get your machine connection to this network only?

RaminTechnical Advisor

Also as far as I know there are two frequency  2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band,  802.11 a/b/g/n protocols work on 2.4 GHz band, and 802.11ac protocol uses only the 5 GHz band.
you can select any protocol from router WIFI settings.
some oneNetwork Architect
Top Expert 2014

802.11n is an extension of both bands.  It works at 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

802.11ac only works at 5GHz.

Anyway, you can edit the Wireless Network properties in Win7 to stop it automatically connecting to a network.

  • Click on Start button.
  • In the search box type, ‘Manage Wireless Networks’ and then press enter.
  • Right Click on the network you connect normally and click on Properties.
  • In the Connection tab uncheck ‘Connect automatically when this network is in range’.
  • Click OK.
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