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Turn the SSID broadcast on for the private network. You'll save yourself a ton of headache and provided that you're using WPA/WPA2, you're not exposing it to any security risk.

Hiding the SSID offers very little to no benefit. Anyone looking to hack a WiFi network is not going to be using the OS's wireless controls - they'll use a WiFi sniffer. And regardless of whether you're broadcasting the SSID, they'll see it anyway.

If you choose not to do that, the best advice I can offer would be to adjust the priority of the network it chooses to automatically connect to in System Preferences => Network => choose WiFi (or AirPort) in the left window pane. Click Advanced. In the Preferred Networks list, make sure the hidden SSID is above the guest SSID or remove the guest SSID entirely.

Also, I moved your post over to the Networking forum, since it's not related to 'Community Suggestions and Feedback'.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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