Solved Change between access points

August 30, 2012 at 05:54:49
Specs: Windows 7
Hello!

At my school we have a lot of access points, but sometimes the computer use the wrong access point. How can I solve that? Is there a program for switching access point?


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August 31, 2012 at 10:19:48
That's the point, you shouldn't have to if things are set up properly.

Tony



#1
August 30, 2012 at 07:16:03
Typically you should be connecting to the closest AP without having to try. So you're basically asking how to move to an AP that's farther away physically thus reducing your signal strength. Are you sure you want to do that?

All you should have to do is physically move your laptop closer to the AP you wish to connect to and it should connect to it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
August 30, 2012 at 08:28:08
Last night connected my copmuter me to an AP that is 50 meters away even though there were several that were closer. The AP my computer would connect me to was the AP I had last been connected with. It was like it wouldn't forget the old and connect to the closest.

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#3
August 30, 2012 at 11:58:04
Well, that is odd. I would suggest you talk to the IT people who manage the network, and it's associated equipment, that you're connecting to and see what they have to say. They're the most likely to be able to help you with this anyhow.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
August 30, 2012 at 22:25:24
The IT admin says that we have to disconnect from the WiFi, wait 30 sec and connect again, but it still doesn't work :(

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#5
August 31, 2012 at 05:50:32
Considering what your IT people told you I don't believe I'll be of any help to you. If your wireless connection software allows you to choose one AP over another then it would be simple, but since it seems like it doesn't, I'd say you're stuck using whichever one your system insists on connecting to.

Sorry. I would like to be of more help to you but without being able to go hands-on with your laptop, and the wireless network you're connecting to, I can't.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
August 31, 2012 at 06:50:44
Are both AP's using the same encryption? Do they have the same ESSID? They should be the same for roaming to work properly.

There is probably way too much channel overlap, or the tx power of the one is much stronger.

What happens if you change your preferred network?

There is definitely something wrong because WiFi roaming isn't working as it should. Only your IT admin would know.

Tony


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#7
August 31, 2012 at 08:58:23
It IT admin said that i could try to disconnect BEFORE i move my computer.

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#8
August 31, 2012 at 10:19:48
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That's the point, you shouldn't have to if things are set up properly.

Tony


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