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February 4th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Hey, I have friendly neighbors all of whom don't care if I share wireless. I seem to connect only to one, however, and its not the strongest connection.
I use the terminal "dhclient" command, I've also tried dhclient ath0 and iwconfing
Is there another command I can try?
February 5th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Do a scan to determine which networks are available:
sudo iwlist ath0 scanYou might see something like:
Cell 01 - Address: 00:12:0E:46:0C:76
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=38/100 Signal level:-86 dBm Noise level=-88 dBm
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra: Last beacon: 3308ms ago
Cell 02 - Address: 00:1C:DF:52:0B:5E
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=73/100 Signal level:-87 dBm Noise level=-88 dBm
Now let's tell iwconfig that we explicitly want the stronger of the two, in my example, Dynex:
sudo iwconfig ath0 essid Dynex
sudo dhclient ath0Did you connect to the correct access point?
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