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How do I connect to a specific bridge/AP?

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I'm staying in a hotel for the next week and they recently installed wireless, but even the manager said there's still kinks that need to be worked out.

Basically, this is the situation... The hotel has several bridges throughout the hotel in order to boost the main signal. The bridge that's closest to me is not configured correctly.

Using XP, it automatically tries to connect to the strongest signal, which happens to be the bridge that's not working and I get the "limited or no connectivity" message. However, if I take my laptop outside my door in the hallway, it connects to another bridge which works fine and I'm able to connect that way. But when I take the laptop back inside my room it reverts back to the malfunctioning bridge and connects to that.

I have downloaded several wireless applications, including Wireless Ignition 1.1 and Boingo. Those programs can identify 4 access points (bridges) in the hotel that are accessible.

What I need to figure out how to do (perhaps there is a good program?) is find a way to connect to a specific access point/bridge without it resetting to the stronger signal after a minute. Does this make sense?


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