Knowledge Base - Performing Range Connection

Clicking on the blue WiFi bar at the top of the Control Panel Main tab opens the Range dialog window.  The Range function can be used to somewhat automate connecting to local WiFi access points using five different approaches.  Selecting the appropriately labeled button in the dialog box will intiate a connection sequence, the procedure for which will be determined by the button selected.

 

 

CONNECT TO FIRST AVAILABLE CONNECTION:  The WiFiRanger will interrogate each WiFi access point starting with the strongest signal and will connect to the first for which it has the appropriate credentials.  This is useful if there are several open networks and it isn't imporant which specific network you connect to.

CONNECT TO THE FASTEST AVAILABLE CONNECTION: The WiFiRanger will interrogate all available WiFi access points in order to evaluate their internet connection speeds and will connect to the fastest one for which it has the appropriate credentials.

CONNECT TO THE STRONGEST SIGNAL: The WiFiRanger will interrogate the available access points starting with the strongest and will connect to the strongest one for which it has the appropriate credentials.

CONNECT TO FIRST TAGGED CONNECTION: In some cases there may be specific WiFi access points you wish to connect to and have previously tagged these as Preferred.  The WiFiRanger will interrogate these tagged connections starting with the strongest signal and will connect to the first one it is successful with.

CONNECT TO THE FASTEST TAGGED CONNECTION: In some cases there may be specific WiFi access points you wish to connect to and have previously tagged these as Preferred.  The WiFiRanger will interrogate these tagged connections and will connect to the one with the fastest measured internet connection speed.

 

It  should be noted that it is not necessary to use the Range function in order to initiate a connection.  Simply pressing the Connect button to the left of any SSID will begin the connection process.

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Created : 2014-03-04 16:33:28, Last Modified : 2016-09-29 14:39:10

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