Setting up manual wireless settings: Same SSID, two different authentication types

I am trying to create a manual connection for two wireless networks that have the same SSID.  The authentication types are different on each network.  One uses WPA-Personal and TKIP, and the other network uses WPA2-Personal and AES.  When I add the second network, I am prompted to modify the first connection because it says that the SSID already exists.  Is this possible?
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spiderwilk007Commented:
What access points are you using. Try capitolizing a letter or something to make the SSID slightly different.
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SPLG_ITAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately I am unable to change any of the wireless settings such as SSID, and not sure what type of AP's are being used.  I am with permission piggybacking off of a school network, however the settings are slightly different at different sites within the district even though the SSID is the same.
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spiderwilk007Commented:
Oh, okay, so what you have to do is delete the connection that will not be in use then you will be able to add the new one, unfortunately you will have to repeat the process everytime you switch between the two networks. Alternatively you could express the way you feel about it to someone who could fix the problem, since its merely a misconfiguration on the IT departments side.
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SPLG_ITAuthor Commented:
Got it.  Thanks for all of your help!
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