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  1.    19 Nov 2016 #1
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    Can I Choose Which Hotspot?


    I have about 5 xfinity hotspots. Windows picks the strongest signal. Oddly tho, that 1 doesn't work very well. A slightly less strength 1 seems to always work. Is there any tool or software that would allow me to choose which xfinity hotspot i want?

    thanks.
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  2.    19 Nov 2016 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Just forget all the hotspots, then connect to the one you want.
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  3.    19 Nov 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Just forget all the hotspots, then connect to the one you want.
    I can't do that, because they are all xfinity.
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  4.    20 Nov 2016 #4
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Yes , I know that problem too. It is missing a full "Survey" mode in W10. In routers with Bridging or Hotspot function you can choose the one you want to connect.
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  5.    20 Nov 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adalwar View Post
    Yes , I know that problem too. It is missing a full "Survey" mode in W10. In routers with Bridging or Hotspot function you can choose the one you want to connect.
    I'm a newbie..are you saying if I bought a router with hotspot function I can do this? Do common specs of routers indicate a hotspot function and bridging? I take it not all routers do? Thanks.
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  6.    20 Nov 2016 #6
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Wtih a Wireless Router like the TP-LINK wr802N, it offers almost all Modes you need, most important in this situation is the "Hotspott", I can select which Access Point I connect to.
    It show all access point available around me with its Channels, so is easy to do it. After this I connect my PC to the Router and I seat behind a SPI Firewall. Not bad.
    Regarding Bridging, I have been trying to use another Router that has only that Function, it in "Mode Hotspot" but I did not succeed.

    But may be your Problem is that the WiFI Card is jumping too oft from one xfinity frequency to another. So, I would suggest you to go to Device Manager , Network Adapters, Your network card, right Click, properties, Advanced and look for the "Roaming" settings if it has such a setting. If so, choose the "lowest" possible. If that did not help, try the opposite.
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  7.    21 Nov 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adalwar View Post
    Wtih a Wireless Router like the TP-LINK wr802N, it offers almost all Modes you need, most important in this situation is the "Hotspott", I can select which Access Point I connect to.
    It show all access point available around me with its Channels, so is easy to do it. After this I connect my PC to the Router and I seat behind a SPI Firewall. Not bad.
    Regarding Bridging, I have been trying to use another Router that has only that Function, it in "Mode Hotspot" but I did not succeed.

    But may be your Problem is that the WiFI Card is jumping too oft from one xfinity frequency to another. So, I would suggest you to go to Device Manager , Network Adapters, Your network card, right Click, properties, Advanced and look for the "Roaming" settings if it has such a setting. If so, choose the "lowest" possible. If that did not help, try the opposite.
    Talked to TP-Link. They said I need a modem to plug the router into it. I don't have a modem at this location.

    So there is no solution?
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  8.    21 Nov 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adalwar View Post
    Wtih a Wireless Router like the TP-LINK wr802N, it offers almost all Modes you need, most important in this situation is the "Hotspott", I can select which Access Point I connect to.
    It show all access point available around me with its Channels, so is easy to do it. After this I connect my PC to the Router and I seat behind a SPI Firewall. Not bad.
    Regarding Bridging, I have been trying to use another Router that has only that Function, it in "Mode Hotspot" but I did not succeed.

    But may be your Problem is that the WiFI Card is jumping too oft from one xfinity frequency to another. So, I would suggest you to go to Device Manager , Network Adapters, Your network card, right Click, properties, Advanced and look for the "Roaming" settings if it has such a setting. If so, choose the "lowest" possible. If that did not help, try the opposite.
    Talked to TP-Link. They said I need a modem to plug the router into it. I don't have a modem at this location. Just a wifi adapter that I plug into my computer.

    So there is no solution?
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  9.    21 Nov 2016 #9
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    I think xfinity is a WiFi-HotSpot that is sending in different channels, or am I wrong?
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  10.    21 Nov 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adalwar View Post
    I think xfinity is a WiFi-HotSpot that is sending in different channels, or am I wrong?
    Yes, I believe so, as each hot spot I connect to has different channels associated with that connection.
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