I'm having problem getting a reliable connection on the hotel WiFi.
nmcli device wifi list shows three networks with the same SSID on the same channel:
>nmcli device wifi list SSID MODE CHAN RATE SIGNAL BARS SECURITY Same Net SSID Infra 6 54 Mbit/s 59 ▂▄▆_ WPA2 Same Net SSID Infra 6 54 Mbit/s 40 ▂▄__ WPA2 Same Net SSID Infra 6 54 Mbit/s 30 ▂___ WPA2
I should normally be able to connect on the first but:
- the connection is difficult to obtain and
- once setup, bandwidth is abysmal, so I suspect I'm connecting to the wrong one.
How can I check to which hotspot I'm connected, and how can I force the connection to the good one?
Running Kubuntu 16.04, nmcli v1.2.6
lshw -c network
*-network description: Wireless interface product: Wireless 8260 vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0 logical name: wlp4s0 version: 3a serial: 28:16:ad:10:96:90 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.15.0-42-generic firmware=34.0.1 ip=192.168.43.4 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11 resources: irq:133 memory:d4c00000-d4c01fff
About a year ago, I had a similar problem on a customer's premises, and fixed it by forcing the machine to avoid 802.11n (
modprobe iwlwifi 11n_disable=1) but this didn't work this time.