WiFi Prioritizer

WiFi Prioritizer


WiFi Prioritizer aims to solve a simple problem by attempting to automatically reconnect to a higher priority wireless network when it comes in range while still being connected to a lower priority wireless network.

Simply drag the networks in the desired sequence and the app will take care of the rest. The default values are pulled from what's set in the system WifiManager. Android will honour those priorities only when it's establishing a fresh WiFi connection. So to help the system WiFi Prioritizer will also update those priorities (if the option is enabled) when you re-order the networks.

I wrote this application for my personal use but figured that if I have this problem, then surely there are other people out there with the same problem.

Please feel free to send feedback, suggestions or feature requests.

***NOTICE***
If you have issues with an update. You're welcome to roll back using the APKs available on my site: http://wifiprioritizer.flash.za.org/download/all-versions

NB. Make sure your WIFI sleep policy is set to ALWAYS (Under WIFI settings -> Advanced settings) to avoid unnecessary connect/reconnect when the "Enabling WIFI at start of refresh" option is enabled.

I'm also available on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/106305692535132377088

I also have a Google+ community now to manage beta tests so if you want to assist with beta testing, please request access. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112728793110808546975

***END OF NOTICE***

***PERMISSIONS LIST***
Send Logs to assist with diagnosing problems.
android.permission.READ_LOGS
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

Internet connectivity check
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE

Start at boot
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED

Control WIFI connectivity
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE

Enabling WIFI on certain devices
android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS

***END OF PERMISSIONS***

Recent changes:
1.1.10c
Fixed a few bugs
Stability fixes.
Updated build tools to 19.0.3

1.1.10b
Rebuilt using the gradle build system.
Squashed the random un-ticking of networks bug.
Changed to using a cursor adapter for the listview.
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4.1
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File size
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About WiFi Prioritizer
WiFi Prioritizer aims to solve a simple problem by attempting to automatically reconnect to a higher priority wireless network when it comes in range while still being connected to a lower priority wireless network.

Simply drag the networks in the desired sequence and the app will take care of the rest. The default values are pulled from what's set in the system WifiManager. Android will honour those priorities only when it's establishing a fresh WiFi connection. So to help the system WiFi Prioritizer will also update those priorities (if the option is enabled) when you re-order the networks.

I wrote this application for my personal use but figured that if I have this problem, then surely there are other people out there with the same problem.

Please feel free to send feedback, suggestions or feature requests.

***NOTICE***
If you have issues with an update. You're welcome to roll back using the APKs available on my site: http://wifiprioritizer.flash.za.org/download/all-versions

NB. Make sure your WIFI sleep policy is set to ALWAYS (Under WIFI settings -> Advanced settings) to avoid unnecessary connect/reconnect when the "Enabling WIFI at start of refresh" option is enabled.

I'm also available on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/106305692535132377088

I also have a Google+ community now to manage beta tests so if you want to assist with beta testing, please request access. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112728793110808546975

***END OF NOTICE***

***PERMISSIONS LIST***
Send Logs to assist with diagnosing problems.
android.permission.READ_LOGS
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

Internet connectivity check
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE

Start at boot
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED

Control WIFI connectivity
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE

Enabling WIFI on certain devices
android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS

***END OF PERMISSIONS***

Recent changes:
1.1.10c
Fixed a few bugs
Stability fixes.
Updated build tools to 19.0.3

1.1.10b
Rebuilt using the gradle build system.
Squashed the random un-ticking of networks bug.
Changed to using a cursor adapter for the listview.

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A Google User
Jul 20, 2014
Stopped working after 4.4.4 update This was working awesomely. I have a 4G hotspot, and two AP's on the same subnet at the house, And although one ap has a stronger signal, performance is better on the weaker signal AP. After updating to Android 4.4.4, it just stopped working. I cleared app data, uninstalled, rebooted, cleared caches, reinstalled and it still doesn't work. It will say it is connected to one AP, but the system wifi manager will show otherwise. Now whenever I leave the house, I have to connect to my 4G hotspot and remember to reconnect to the preferred AP when I get home :( - Prior to this, I would give it 5 stars, as it never missed a beat.
A Google User
Jul 20, 2014
Messes with your messaging and carrier connection Observed strange behaviour on samsung s3 and s5 when installed. Does not work as advertised
A Google User
Jul 18, 2014
Worked for a day, then stopped switching HTC M8.... Worked initially when I set up the three different signals I get in my house (2.4 ghz, 5 ghz, a repeater signal for the far side). But soon after, I walked around to see if it would change depending on the strength and it stopped switching to the strongest. I tried different thresholds in the settings to see if that helped, but to no avail. Shame because I was excited to see it work and I need a reliable prioritizing app.
A Google User
Jul 18, 2014
Allows me to connect to 5GHz versions of networks ahead of 2.4GHz. All I wanted.
A Google User
Jul 12, 2014
Does what I need I wanted an app to get my phone to link with my WiFi when I'm close enough to the hotspot and another WiFi when I'm too far away. This app does that and I finally have a way to see which WiFi I'm connected to. Also didn't impact my battery life much.