Force a WIFI client onto a specific access point

Damian Gardner
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Hello - I have a client machine that I want to force onto a newer access point, even though it is a little farther away.  Can I specify the mac address of the access point to connect to somehow?
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Team Lead RRS Desk
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Typically windows connects to the strongest signal, but there are 3rd party software out there to do what you want, such as the one in the link below.

http://www.netsetman.com/en/wifi-wlan-manager
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
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ok great.  let me give these a try.  thanks and standby
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)

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You can block that mac-address from the other access points but allow it on the access point you want it to connect to, without using software.
Damian GardnerIT Admin

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interesting.  I may try that too.  I am working on building a new machine to try these on, which I'll have ready by tomorrow.  Standby
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sorry - forgot to report back .  NETMAN did the trick. thank you

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