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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans wrote:
> I have two APs with the same name, to cover a wide area. These appear
> differently as different "networks" in the wicd GTK UI.

Yes. That way — and in contrary to Network Manager — you can
explicitly decide which AP you will connect to.

> They both require indivdual configuration, individual settings,

Not necessarily. If you configure the first AP, you can check the box
"use these settings for all APs with the same ESSID".

> But yet, clicking "connect" on one of them will quite often actually
> pick whichever one is the closer stronger signal, regardless of
> which of the two whose button I clicked on.

That seems to be a bug though. (For automatic connects, this is
another story.)

> wicd needs to make up its mind clearly about what the deal is with
> multiple APs having the same name. Are they part of the same "network",
> or not?

No, that's the users decision per ESSID if he wants to regard them as
the same network or not.

>  * If they are to be separate, then the "connect" button really ought to
>    connect to the one I actually asked for.


                Regards, Axel
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