I have a question re use of Network Location & Preferred Networks. I found two similar Q&A here: Q&A one, and Q&A two. Q&A one was posted 5 years ago, and closed 8 days ago because "the question already has an answer". That answer was Q&A two. However, that answer is now 8 years old, and refers to a 3rd party software app that doesn't seem to be available any longer. Furthermore, the OP for Q&A one stated he didn't want a 3rd party tool.
I'm not sure why Q&A one was closed only 8 days ago, but that's not why I'm posting this question. I'm posting this question because my question is very similar to Q&A one, and the answer that was provided does not seem to work at all.
I could phrase my question to be somewhat different from Q&A one, but before I invest time into formulating a new question, I'd like to get some feedback from those here about how to go about that. Also, @bmike recommended I ask here.
The answer to Q&A one seems logical enough, but when I follow the steps, I do not get the results I expected. The issue seems to be that there is one, and only one,
Preferred Networks list. It doesn't seem to matter that a WiFi is re-named, or what Location is used - the choices in
Preferred Networks are always the same. Perhaps it's all my confusion, but in any event I need some help to figure it out. Or perhaps there's just no way to do what I want to do, and in that case, an answer to that effect would certainly save me time and effort.
What I want to do is easily described: I want two
Locations: HOME and AWAY. When I choose the HOME location, I only want to connect to one network: the WiFi I've set up. When I choose the AWAY location, I'd like for it to work much like
Automatic does now, except I'd like to move my VPN to the "top" location. My primary OS in Catalina - 10.15.4 as of today, and the hardware is 2019.
Hope that's all clear; I'll look forward to your feedback.