Find your laptop connecting to NUwave-guest and not NUwave? There is a way to modify your computer’s wifi preferences so that you are always connected to Northeastern’s secure wireless network.
Remember if you have myNEU credentials you should only be using NUwave as your wifi network. NUwave-guest is not secured, offers limited access and is intended for guests only.
For Windows 7 users – Lifehacker has a great video and post about configuring your PC to find the preferred wireless network whenever it is available. Be sure to click the link at the bottom for the How-To Geek post, which features step-by-step screenshots.
For Windows 8 users – How To Geek has a great post about configuring your PC to find the preferred wireless network whenever it is available. Please note that Windows 8 does not have the Wireless Profile manager that was found in Windows 7, so changes need to be made using the Command Prompt. If you are not comfortable making this type of change to your computer, we suggest that you forgo wireless network prioritization.
For Mac users – To set your network priorities wireless network options, click the wireless icon on the menu bar and select Open Network Preferences. In the Wifi section, click the Advanced… button on the bottom right.
Drag networks into the order you prefer (top = #1 priority). This is also a good time to delete any unused networks that you may have accessed at a random Starbucks or Logan Airport.