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Client: Same SSID but choosing a particular channel

by chow_yee / October 30, 2004 4:33 AM PDT

Hi. I am studying in a college with wireless facilities. I am using Dell Inspiron 5100 notebook with Dell Truemobile 1450 wireless card.

The situation is like this. My college has a few access points, all with the same SSID, but with different channels. Currently, there are channels 7 and 11, but the AP at channel 11 is not properly connected to the internet. So I have to connect to the AP with channel 7 to access the internet.

My friend's computer who is using a DLink PCI card can detect both the 11 and 7 at the same time. However, my Dell Wireless Utility seems to be choosing the 11 for me, and does not give me a chance to choose channel 7 at all.

Is there any way for me to overcome this? Thank you very much.

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