Automatically connect to secondary Wi-Fi network

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I'm currently in college and live in a huge dorm. Sometimes, our network stops working for some reason. Can I have Windows automatically switch to another Wi-Fi if it goes down? I need to be online most of the time and it goes down far too often.

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  • TheRealRaven
    It can be done, but I'm not aware of any non-commercial product that would do it. Also, it's not clear what good it would do you. Exactly the same disruption would happen; you just wouldn't have to click a couple times to initiate the new connection. I.e., anything you were in the middle of would still be dropped.
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  • ToddN2000
    If the secondary Wi-Fi is more secure in it's connection, why not make that the default for access and remove the one that keeps failing?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Generally, Android based phones can connect to the strongest available network when first connecting, & then once connected it will never change networks unless it loses its connection. What did you want, this is possible, if you turn on avoid poor connections in the advanced Wi-Fi settings (if this mechanism on your phone) then it will switch to the next stronger Wi-Fi network. Also this can depend on second Wi-Fi's availibility at the same time. For iOS you can link here: https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT202343

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