Limit WiFi networks?

Derek Broughton news at
Sat Feb 16 16:02:41 UTC 2008

Edgars Šmits wrote:

> I'm running Gutsy, AMD64, and have a wireless problem:
> Every time I start up it tries to connect to an open WiFi connection
> in my building first (which unfortunately has hit or miss DNS so I
> can't rely on it), I then have to kill the connection and connect to
> my own router. Is there any way to either force it to connect to mine
> first or eliminate the other as a possible connection. My own is
> protected if that matters.

What are you using for connections?  NetworkManager is supposed to
prefer "protected" networks - which then leaves the question of what you
mean by "protected"?  If you mean you don't broadcast your SSID, that's not
protection, and it would explain why you can't connect automatically.

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