Lots of networks around me, having trouble connecting though.

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    Being in a dorm ive got wireless networks all around with high signal strength. The problem is that windows rarely decides to connect to any of them, or even pick up the signals. I downloaded NetworkStumbler and it picks up numerous wireless signals that have excellent connection status, but I do not know how to use Network Stumbler to connect to any wireless networks. Is there a program out there similiar to Network Stumbler which I can use to both locate wireless networks around me, and connect to them?

    Thanks for the help!

    -Nick
     
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    Goober THQ's Jester Moderator

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    you can bridge those connections and make it as one
     
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    As long as you have permissions to authenticate off from their WAP, SSID, WEP / WPA keys, certificates, etc then you should be able to connect. With out the credentials, you will not be able to connect. WLANs on operating on the same channel in the close area will also cause issues you are describing.
     
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    Well if they have no encrpytion on them, you have to tell Windows to let you connect to them. Thats probably why you can't see them.
     
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    Are there other programs which i could connect to the un-ecrypted networds w/ out having to go through windows?
     
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    Ummm..not unless your wireless card came with one. Which Windows OS are you running?
     
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    I am using Windows XP Professional. Im looking for a program similar to Network Stumbler, but which would also allow me to connect to the networks which it finds.

    Thanks,
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    The Windows XP wireless manager should work fine. I've never had any problems with it.
     
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    If you don't like either the Windows wireless tool or Network Stumbler, try the utility that comes with your card.
     
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