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I'm using 2 WiFi networks with my MacBook Air. I need to switch between them sometimes. The problem is one needs completely different settings from the other, and it looks like I can only make settings for the particular WiFi network I am connected to at that moment.

Is there a way to set them separaely for specified network?

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You can create different environments for your network (System preferences --> Network) and apply different settings to these environments.

Create your environments

If you now switch your WiFi you can also easily change the environment (unfortunately it is not possible to do this automatically - at least not with standard tools), by clicking onto the Apple logo in the menu bar.

(Sorry my OS X installation is in german language)

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