xfinity wifi hijacks my system, so that even when I'm at home, I connect to xfinity rather than my much stronger home networks. I'd like to set a priority system so that good networks that I know (like my home networks) trump xfinity. It was hopeful that wifi-radar would accomplish this, but read on this site that it was no longer ubuntu friendly (and I can't get it to set a configuration file). Is there any way to accomplish such a priority system? Thanks for any advice

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    I'd like to know this too. I'm curious as to how xfinity seems to give themselves first priority to be chosen. – Organic Marble Jan 13 '17 at 16:22

Make a complete connection to the xfinity wireless network (including password). Then reconnect to your desired wireless network. Then go to the network icon in the top panel and select Edit Connections.... Select the xfinity wireless profile and click the Edit button. In the General tab, uncheck the Automatically connect to this network when it is available. Then click the Save button. Done.

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    Um, I don't mind connecting automatically to xfinity when it's the only available one. The issue is that somehow a weak xfinity connection gets chosen over a strong home LAN one. It doesn't seem that this answer really fixes that, just prevents xfinity from ever being chosen automatically. – Organic Marble Jan 13 '17 at 17:05
  • @OrganicMarble yes... but in the home environment, xfinity (and its specific password) and your home network will be the only wireless choices. If you travel elsewhere, and there's (only) a xfinity network, you'll be required to give a new password, and it will create a "xfinity 2" wireless profile. So it all works as the OP and yourself requested. – heynnema Jan 13 '17 at 17:12
  • Agree it's a working solution. I've just always been curious about how xfinity manages to force itself to the top of the list. It must be spoofing the signal strength or something. – Organic Marble Jan 13 '17 at 17:17
  • It's especially puzzling since xfinity's signal is usually weaker than the best signal wherever I'm located – Leo Simon Jan 13 '17 at 22:14

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