I have two Linksys routers in my house. There is a WRT54GS in my office upstairs and a BEFW11S4 downstairs in the living room. They are connected to each other via the LAN ports (bridged). The SSIDs and WEP keys are the same but one is set to channel 1 and the other to channel 7. I enabled DHCP on the upstairs router.
When I roam around the house I can see the signal strength drop to one bar but XP does not switch to the other router unless I disable the connection or disconnect from the network. Then after I enable or re-connect, I'll get all five bars if I'm near the alternate router.
Can XP be configured to transparently switch to the stronger signal? I notice that channel 1 is specified in the advanced tab of the wireless adapter configuration. Is this the problem? If not, is there another network design and/or configuration that will do what I want?