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  1. seenable's Avatar
    Our house is oddly shaped with a bunch of interference-causing appliances in the perfectly wrong spots, so we basically have two different WiFi networks, located on near-opposite ends of the house.

    My phone (Lumia 920) has a penchant for connecting to the weaker signaled network upon wake (connects, gets weak signal, but not enough signal to do anything). I literally think it connects to the weaker option every single time. And the way our house is set up, 90% of the time you'll be in an area where you'll only get a usable signal from one of the wifi networks. So when it connects to that weaker network, it's unusable. Nullifying the 3G/4G at the same time is an added bonus.

    Is there a way I can change the phone wifi's priorities, so that it better prioritizes signal strength among remembered networks? Or, at least, is there a way I can more quickly monitor and change which network I am connected to?
    Last edited by seenable; 03-08-2013 at 07:39 PM.
    03-08-2013 07:29 PM
  2. beachhoppr's Avatar
    I have the same issue actually
    03-08-2013 07:44 PM
  3. DAIMONDY's Avatar
    In the wifi setting go to advanced and you will have a list of known networks. Delete the one you dont want to use and possibly untick Notify me when new networks are found. Should only connect to the one you want now.
    03-08-2013 07:47 PM
  4. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Are the WiFi networks configured with the same settings? CSID and password? Why didn't you use a repeater?
    03-08-2013 07:58 PM
  5. Rico's Avatar
    1. Use a repeater.
    2. Configure both APs with the same SSID, but on different channels.
    3. Use an app like Toggle or Quick Settings to create a shortcut to WiFi settings and then toggle between them manually.
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    03-08-2013 08:44 PM
  6. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    1. Use a repeater.
    2. Configure both APs with the same SSID, but on different channels.
    3. Use an app like Toggle or Quick Settings to create a shortcut to WiFi settings and then toggle between them manually.
    Doesn't matter whether it's a repeater or wap. Set the channel to automatic, set the SSID the same and make sure it is configured to communicate with the primary router correctly (depends on the device you are configuring). At this point, the phone will be smart enough to crossover automatically depending on the strongest detected network.

    In more advanced devices, like windows laptops, you can set the crossover to be automatic or manual depending on your preference. All the windows phones do this automatically in my house it seems.
    03-09-2013 07:31 AM
  7. Flagz's Avatar
    Doesn't matter whether it's a repeater or wap. Set the channel to automatic, set the SSID the same and make sure it is configured to communicate with the primary router correctly (depends on the device you are configuring). At this point, the phone will be smart enough to crossover automatically depending on the strongest detected network.

    In more advanced devices, like windows laptops, you can set the crossover to be automatic or manual depending on your preference. All the windows phones do this automatically in my house it seems.
    Seems legit but its not. I also have two WiFi networks and when I'm on the third floor ( WIFI2 ) it still stays connected to my 1 barred network ( WIFI1 ) I just toggle it, it seems easiest. Note this also happens at work so its not a rare case for me.
    03-09-2013 07:42 AM
  8. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    Hotspot passthrough works only if both wireless access points share the same SSID, password, and encryption type. I have no issues with it automatically choosing the best one to use. I'm in a triplex apartment and I can even get full signal in the basement apartment (I'm top floor), and full signal in the detached garage. Walking from one side to the other, the WiFi passthrough is automatic and invisible to me.
    03-09-2013 11:44 AM

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