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I take my laptop to campus every day and frequently move around campus, which means I use different wireless access points. By virtue of this, I am connecting to the same network many times but in different locations, which leads me with the problem of multiple save wireless networks of the same SSID. This was not a problem until recently when I could not get connectivity on campus anymore. If you use a wireless residential network, corporate network, or school network you may also run into this problem. In this guide, you’ll learn how to merge the wireless networks so connectivity issues are not a problem anymore.

Merging Wireless/Wired Networks

To fix the problems with multiple connections to the same network, do the following:

  1. Click on the network icon in the notification area and click Network and Sharing Center

    Merge Internet Connections 1

  2. Next to the network in question, click Customize

    Merge Internet Connections 2

  3. Click Merge or Delete Network Locations

    Merge Internet Connections 3

  4. Highlight the networks in question and click Merge…

    Merge Internet Connections 4

  5. Close all network Windows and you are done

Hopefully this will solve any connectivity problems you are having by connecting to multiple access points on the same network.

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One thought on “Troubleshoot Networks with Multiple Access Points”

  1. Daeth Msn says:

    Hi, I have a similar problem. My desktop is always in the same place on my uni campus, but it still creates a new network every time it turns on, which makes it lag uncontrollably. How do you disable vista from attempting to connect to another network after it has the one I set up initially? I cannot find an option for this anywhere

    Thank you in advance :)

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