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Re: [Shop-talk] Wifi access point?

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Wifi access point?
From: Mike Rambour <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:22:42 -0700
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  While its true that any modern device can store access credentials for 
multiple connections, my house wifi barely reaches the garage, its 
usually down to one or 2 bars in the garage and my phone will try and 
stay connected to it, I have to manually tell it to change to the garage 
wifi each time I go in the garage.  They have different names but I had 
not thought of making them the same name and will try that, it sounds 
like it should work but knowing how things work it will likely confuse 
the phone.

  In the house my computers are all wired, so no worries about jumping 
to the weak signal, only my phone and my wife's phone are wifi.


On 6/16/2015 1:13 PM, David Hillman wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2015, Peter Murray wrote:
>> - Configure its SSID and encryption the same as your main access 
>> point (so
>> you can just transparently go from one to the other)
>    I'm not sure that's a great idea.  If the house signal reaches the 
> shop, even weakly ( or vice versa ), you'll have two networks with the 
> same name available.  I bet that'll cause more problems than it'll solve.
>    Any modern device can store access credentials for dozens of 
> wireless networks, so there's minimal advantage to naming them the 
> same anyway.
>    Also, from a troubleshooting perspective, two names would be 
> better. Say you are in the shop -- or outside on the property -- and 
> your connection sucks.  Unbeknownst to you, your shop WAP crashed, and 
> your computer jumped to the weak house signal.  You won't be able to 
> tell them apart from the client device if they are named the same.
> -- 
>  David Hillman
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