How to Automatically Switch Your Windows PC to the Strongest Wi-Fi Network

Spotty Wi-Fi? Let Windows do all the work for you and automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network with the strongest signal.

The strength of wireless connectivity depends on the distance between your connected device and the wireless router. The further you go, the weaker the signal received by your device. If you have multiple network devices at home or at work, you can configure Windows to automatically connect to the strongest Wi-Fi network available.

To do this, you will need to configure the properties of your local network adapter. Alternatively, you can use a third-party Wi-Fi network manager app to set network priorities in Windows.


How to configure network adapter properties to set Wi-Fi network properties

Roaming aggressiveness is a feature of the network adapter. When you change its settings, it changes the threshold at which your Wi-Fi adapter starts searching for another Wi-Fi network device.

Set a value too high and it will jump even when the signal is good. When set to lowest, the Wi-Fi adapter may not search for another network until the signal strength is too low.

By default, roaming aggressiveness is set to Medium on your Windows computer. You can change it and set it to maximum so that Windows connects to the strongest Wi-Fi network available in the area.

To change the roaming aggressiveness value:

  1. Hurry Win + R open To run.
  2. Type control and click OKAY to open the Control Panel.
  3. Then click on Network and Internet then on Network and Sharing Center.
  4. In the left pane, click Change adaptation parameters.
  5. Here, right-click on your active Wi-Fi adapter and select Properties.
  6. In the Properties window, click the Configure button.
  7. In the new window, open the Advanced tongue.
  8. Under the Property section, locate and select Traveling aggressiveness.
  9. By default, the Roaming aggressiveness value is set to Medium. Click on the drop-down menu and select 5. Highest.
  10. Click on OKAY to save changes.

Close all open windows and restart your PC. After restarting, you should configure your PC to search for other networks while still connected to the current network. Here’s how.

  1. Hurry Win + R open To run.
  2. Type ncpa.cpl and click OKAY to open the Network connections dialogue.
  3. Right-click on your Wi-Fi adapter and select Status.
  4. Then click on Wireless properties.
  5. In the Properties dialog box, check the option “Scan for other wireless networks when connected to this network.”
  6. Click on OKAY to save changes.

With this, your computer will switch to the next strongest Wi-Fi network when detected.

Since we have set Roaming aggressiveness to maximum, you may notice frequent jumps between networks even if you move around a bit.

In this case, experiment with other levels of roaming aggressiveness to find the value that works best for you. To restore the default setting, select the value 3.Medium in the network properties.

How to Switch Between the Best Wi-Fi Networks Automatically Using Wifinian

Wifinian is a third-party Windows utility that lets you actively control your Wi-Fi connections. It comes with a basic user interface and offers a few handy options.

Using the app, you can set up auto-connect and auto-switch for your Wi-Fi networks. You can also perform a scan, run auto-connect based on signal strength, and organize a wireless profile priority.

To use Wifinian to automatically switch between the best Wi-Fi networks:

  1. Go to the Wifinian page in the Microsoft Store.
  2. Click on Buy this app to download and install the application.
  3. Once installed, it will appear in the taskbar.
  4. Click on the Wifinian icon to launch the application.
  5. It will automatically scan and display all available Wi-Fi profiles.
  6. Click it Automatic connection button then click Detector to let the app choose and automatically connect to the strongest Wi-Fi network when available.

Automatically connect to the strongest Wi-Fi network in Windows

Roaming Aggressive is a great way to connect your Windows device to the most stable wireless network at work and home. However, if you don’t want to go through network properties every time to adjust wireless aggressiveness, you can use the Wifinian app to automate this process, but with less control.

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