I have two wireless networks at home, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Since my network connection is very fast, I prefer to use the 5 GHz one. However, I have a built in wireless adapter which is 2.4 GHz and a USB dongle which is 5 GHz. For some reason Windows insists on using the 2.4 GHz adapter to connect to wifi and I cannot get it to display the networks from the 5 GHz adapter in the list. I tried to change the metric in the advanced settings of the adapters but that didn't help. How can I tell Windows that I want it to use Wireless Network Adapter 2?
Metric won't help you as it prioritizes established connections. Quick and dirty fix (if you usually don't need your built in adapter): Disable the adapter altogether.