now, i am sitting in the room and inside the room only 1 Access Point which 3 - 5 meters away for me. but i dont understand why i cant associate to this access point , my laptop always surf by another access point which out of the room and either further than the ap in the room.
what do you think ? anyone can explain to me ... your reply will be highly appreciated.
there's many possibilities,you should provide more detailed information about your environment, for example: AP model/firmware version, laptop model/OS/wirless card driver, parameters configured in the AP and laptop.
Typically there're some possible reasons:
1. laptop wirless driver bug or compatibility issue with AP
2. No matter what reasons, if your laptop had already associated to the outside AP(for example, inside AP powered up later; there's some time, the inside AP lost connection to laptop), if the outside AP's signal had not dropped to a very poor strength level(roaming threshold), your laptop will not roam to a better signal inside AP