I'm using a city wide Wi-Fi. It's really good, but I don't know where the routers actually are.
The problem is that my Mac OS X Lion machine shows all bars for this network's SSID and some of the routers are actually closer than the others and behave differently.
One router gives me consistent 30ms ping, and stable connectivity. Other routers give me 250ms ping and dropped packets. The network still shows at all bars on my computer for that SSID, but in reality there are multiple routers with different signal strength that my computer doesn't know the difference between because they are all the same network with the same SSID.
Is there a way from my machine to get the MAC address of one of the routers and get fixed to that? Or maybe with a more specific application be able to see all of the broadcasting devices on that network so at least I can know which one is giving me the best and worst signal strength (for when I call the company that runs the network)?