how can i lock wireless to a given access point?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Thu Aug 18 00:06:55 UTC 2011

  hoping i'm not about to embarrass myself but i'm at a hotel where
they have two available wireless access points with ***exactly*** the
same name -- "Quality Hotel Downtown" -- and the wireless on my ubuntu
11.04 system is constantly going up and down as the network manager
flips back and forth between the two.

  the main difference between the two is that one has a WPA/WPA2
password that i was given at the desk, while the other has a WEP key
that i *don't* know.  and on a constant basis, wireless drops the
correct access point and connects to the other one, which kills my
wireless.  argh.

  what's the correct solution to this?  naturally, i'd like to simply
disqualify the wrong access point from being selected, or something to
that effect.



Robert P. J. Day                                 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list