I want to be able to tell when a MacBook (running OS 10.5) switches from one wireless access point to another.
In the building I am in, with several wireless access points (all Airport Extremes, all with the same SSID), the computer shows that it is connected in a certain room but does not act as though it is. [I'm still verify that it acts as though it is on the network in other locations.]
When I do
ping -a a_local_ip
then I expect to get a steady metronome of audible pings (and do, in some areas), but in the suspect room, instead of getting beep ... beep ... beep ... beep, I get .........beeep......beep...beep.beep.beep........ Looking at the ping times, they go from 3 ms to 82466.303 ms. (I've also got a 15% packet loss).
Is there a log I can tail or any other way to determine when I change wireless access points, so I can determine if it is the computer's wireless card, or something wrong with the access point?