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Is it possible to tell Network Manager not to show wireless access points that have very poor quality or are below a specific quality level. If not, an alternative that can limit the amount of AP based on the quality for them.

Using both, 11.10 and 12.04 right now.

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Can you see in sudo iwlist wlan0 scan ap who has poor quality? – us3r May 15 '12 at 16:30
Good question, I'd like to figure this out too :P Only found a link for reference,…, it may not solve this problem directly, at least provides a way to investigate. – vicd May 20 '12 at 15:45
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I'm not aware of any commands or programs that do completely what you want.

But wicd does show you in percentages how strong your connection is and should give you a list of connections ranging from strongest to weakest signal. So I know it doesn't drop weak connections, but you'll only have to check the top of the list. Check the screenshot of the menu.

When installing wicd it will replace networkmanager. It's in the ubuntu repositories so you can install it immediately with

sudo apt-get install wicd
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Give it a week. If no more answers appear or maybe some future changes that integrate this I will accept. Thank you. – Luis Alvarado May 24 '12 at 11:16

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