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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, linuxhomenetworking.com/wiki/index.php/…, 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.

http://wicd.sourceforge.net/screenshot.php

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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