When you set up and connect to a Wi-Fi network for the first time, Windows will automatically add a profile for the Wi-Fi network. The profile contains theÂ SSIDÂ (network name),Â security keyÂ (password), and security type information used to connect to this Wi-Fi network.
Windows will automatically connect to your Wi-Fi network profiles based on aÂ priority orderÂ when the Wi-Fi network is in range, and an Ethernet connection is not available.
If you checkÂ Connect automaticallyÂ while connecting to a Wi-Fi network, that Wi-Fi profile will be placed at the top of the priority order list. If you have multiple Wi-Fi network connection profiles, you can change theÂ priority orderÂ so the network profile you prefer will be the first one to use instead when in range.
This tutorial will show you how to connect to a Wi-Fi network in Windows 11.