how do you know if a wireless access point is working?
Posted on 2006-06-17
i installed a linksys wap54g along with a linksys router wrt54g. i put in the wap when the slowness of wireless signal downstairs got too annoying.
but i'm wondering, other than checking signal strength, how do i know if it's working. it has the same ssid as the router, obviously the same security setting, so when i look to check network availability and quality, i always get the ssid name.
can i assign the wap a different ssid, with the same security settings, and then set up the downstairs laptop to have a preference for the wap ssid?
long and short though, i just want some proof that the downstairs laptop is using the access point