The title pretty much sums it up. I want to avoid having to use the trackpad to connect to certain networks. This comes up often when a new network becomes available but I'm already connected to another one.
One way to do this to use the terminal command:
networksetup -setairportnetwork "en1" "name" "password"
from a script. Here's a simple Python script that will do this:
#!/usr/bin/env python import subprocess # display current network subprocess.call(["networksetup", "-getairportnetwork", "en1"]) # switch to new subprocess.call(["networksetup", "-setairportnetwork", "en1", "Airport2", "topsecret"])
and this runs fine from inside Keyboard Maestro or TextExpander after you define a single keystroke to run it.
You can run these commands from AppleScript instead - I just get tired of trying to guess the right syntax for everything...
You can also use ControlPlane:
- Enable "Nearby WiFi Network" from the Evidence Sources tab.
- Add a nearby WiFi network rule from the Rules tab.
- Add a Network Location or Run Shell Script action from the Actions tab.