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    Hi,

    I have a Samsung Galaxy III mini and I have no problem connecting to wifi except one problem. I have two routers (an inner and outer network) and I have it setup to connect to the one that has the best signal strength. The inner router is in my living room and the outer is in the basement for my computer workshop. The problem I have is that it connects to one of my neighbors unsecure networks even though my outer network is just feet from me. This happens when I step outside most of the time even though I'm just feet away from my outer router. I would like to remove all scanned wifi networks except mine. Is that possible?
    Thanks,

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmcdonald22 View Post
    Hi,

    I have a Samsung Galaxy III mini and I have no problem connecting to wifi except one problem. I have two routers (an inner and outer network) and I have it setup to connect to the one that has the best signal strength. The inner router is in my living room and the outer is in the basement for my computer workshop. The problem I have is that it connects to one of my neighbors unsecure networks even though my outer network is just feet from me. This happens when I step outside most of the time even though I'm just feet away from my outer router. I would like to remove all scanned wifi networks except mine. Is that possible?
    Thanks,

    Ken
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    Look for your neighbor's router, and long press it. That should bring up a forget button. Click that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Welcome to the forums.
    Look for your neighbor's router, and long press it. That should bring up a forget button. Click that.
    Thanks Golfdriver97,

    The only network that had the option to forget was my neighbors unsecured network. All of the others only have the option to connect. I must have long pressed those and chose forget. I've been walking upstairs and downstairs to see if my phone will automatically switch from my routers and the upstairs router has one bar on the wifi indicator. I guess that's why it's not automatically connecting to my work router even though my work router is at full strength.

    Thanks,

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmcdonald22 View Post
    Thanks Golfdriver97,

    The only network that had the option to forget was my neighbors unsecured network. All of the others only have the option to connect. I must have long pressed those and chose forget. I've been walking upstairs and downstairs to see if my phone will automatically switch from my routers and the upstairs router has one bar on the wifi indicator. I guess that's why it's not automatically connecting to my work router even though my work router is at full strength.

    Thanks,

    Ken
    Is everything working the way you want then?

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    To automatically switch routers as you move about an area with multiple ones, try the app Best WiFi. At one of my customer's work sites they have 4 different WiFi routers spread about the space, and this app will switch connections automatically if the one you're on drops below a user-selectable signal strength.

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    I'm no expert, but why don't you (or do you and I'm just misunderstanding?) have one router setup as a repeater? That way there's only one SSID and you just benefit from the extended coverage provided by the second router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Is everything working the way you want then?

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    Yes, It is. My phone is automatically switching between my two networks. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    To automatically switch routers as you move about an area with multiple ones, try the app Best WiFi. At one of my customer's work sites they have 4 different WiFi routers spread about the space, and this app will switch connections automatically if the one you're on drops below a user-selectable signal strength.

    Hi meyerweb,

    Thanks for your response. I added the BestWiFi URL to my favorites folder for future use.

    Thanks,

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    I'm no expert, but why don't you (or do you and I'm just misunderstanding?) have one router setup as a repeater? That way there's only one SSID and you just benefit from the extended coverage provided by the second router.

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    Hi GSDer,

    The reason I have two routers is because I work on computers. I have inner and outer networks. A computer connected to the outer network can't see the computers on the inner network.

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmcdonald22 View Post
    Yes, It is. My phone is automatically switching between my two networks. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.

    Ken
    Glad everything has worked out. See you around the forums!

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