Re: Two networks with the same SSID

On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 8:31 PM, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
<qrczak knm org pl> wrote:
> There are two networks with the same SSID around here I suppose. The
> symptoms: sometimes I have no problems connecting to the network, but
> sometimes network-manager tries to connect and then asks for the keys,
> and in such case it is virtually impossible to connect even after many
> tries — unless I come physically close to the wireless router, in
> which case the connection has a high chance to succeed. In any case,
> when eventually connected, the connection works fine from the first
> location as well; it does not drop, and does not stall. dmesg shows
> different AP macs in the successful and unsuccessful case, even though
> nm always shows a single network with this name.
> Is it possible to specify the connection in nm such that it always
> chooses the right network? I tried to specify a MAC in the connection
> dialog (I am not sure whether this is supposed to be my the network
> card mac or the AP mac), but then nm does not connect to such network
> and creates another connection when I choose the network from the
> applet.

The BSSID entry is what you need to use. See the tooltips of text
entry widgets to get more information what MAC and BSSID fields do.


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