macOS 13 Ventura

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Wi-Fi Services Order


Q(1) how to change order of wifi networks in macos ventura?

To change the order of Wi-Fi networks on a Mac running macOS Ventura, you can follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Select “Open Network Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on the “Advanced” button in the bottom right corner of the window.
  4. In the list of Wi-Fi networks on the left, you can drag and drop the networks to change their order. The network at the top of the list is the one that your Mac will try to connect to first.
  5. Once you’ve arranged the networks in the order you want, click “OK” to save your changes.

That’s it! Your Mac will now try to connect to Wi-Fi networks in the order you’ve specified.


I can’t change order of WiFi networks in macOS Ventura, drag and drop doesn’t work – what may be wrong?


If you’re unable to change the order of Wi-Fi networks in macOS Ventura by dragging and dropping them in the Advanced Wi-Fi settings, there are a few things you can try:

  1. Make sure that the Wi-Fi network you’re trying to move is not currently connected. You can disconnect from a network by clicking on the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and selecting “Disconnect from [Network Name]”.
  2. Try clicking on the Wi-Fi network you want to move and then clicking the “-” (minus) button to remove it from the list. Then, click the “+” (plus) button to add it back to the list in the desired order.
  3. Restart your Mac and try again.
  4. If the issue persists, you can try resetting your Mac’s Wi-Fi settings by following these steps:
  • Click on the Apple menu in the top left corner of the screen and select “System Preferences”.
  • Click on “Network”.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network you’re having trouble with and click the “-” (minus) button to remove it.
  • Click on the gear icon at the bottom of the list and select “Set Service Order”.
  • Drag the Wi-Fi service to the top of the list and click “OK”.
  • Restart your Mac and add the Wi-Fi network back to the list.

If none of these solutions work, it’s possible that there may be a bug or issue with your Mac’s operating system. You can try updating to the latest version of macOS Ventura to see if that resolves the issue.

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