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    Default Wireless connection confusion

    Could someone explain the following discrepancy? Two signals. I can connect to the weaker one (Bo_Network) but when it cuts out I cannot connect to the stronger one (NETGEAR). The stronger one does not get associated.

    Code:
    # iwlist scan
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    wmaster0  Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 00:1B:2F:FB:64:6A
                        ESSID:"NETGEAR"
                        Mode:Master
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=35/100  Signal level:-78 dBm  Noise level=-101 dBm
                        Encryption key:off
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:tsf=00000c27fe930181
                        Extra: Last beacon: 384ms ago
    		    
    ............encrypted signals edited out		    
    		    
              Cell 05 - Address: 00:02:CF:CA:B5:76
                        ESSID:"Bo_Network"
                        Mode:Master
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=4/100  Signal level:-98 dBm  Noise level=-101 dBm
                        Encryption key:off
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:tsf=0000023d63178964
                        Extra: Last beacon: 532ms ago
    
    # iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"Bo_Network"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:02:CF:CA:B5:76
              Bit Rate=2 Mb/s   Tx-Power=27 dBm
              Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B  
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=255/100  Signal level:-103 dBm  Noise level=-102 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    # iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"NETGEAR"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
              Tx-Power=27 dBm
              Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B  
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

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    Default Re: Wireless connection confusion

    On 10/14/2009 03:06 PM, ionmich wrote:
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    > Could someone explain the following discrepancy? Two signals. I can
    > connect to the weaker one (Bo_Network) but when it cuts out I cannot
    > connect to the stronger one (NETGEAR). The stronger one does not get
    > associated.


    Have you created a coinnection for the NETGEAR ESSID?

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    Default Re: Wireless connection confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 10/14/2009 03:06 PM, ionmich wrote:
    >
    > Could someone explain the following discrepancy? Two signals. I can
    > connect to the weaker one (Bo_Network) but when it cuts out I cannot
    > connect to the stronger one (NETGEAR). The stronger one does not get
    > associated.


    Have you created a coinnection for the NETGEAR ESSID?
    Yes I did.

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    Default Re: Wireless connection confusion

    MAC Filter.

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    Default Re: Wireless connection confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post
    MAC Filter.
    Thank you. I just learned something new.

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