Make devices connect to the best EAP

Make devices connect to the best EAP
Make devices connect to the best EAP
2021-01-03 06:50:40 - last edited 2021-01-04 03:17:09
Model: EAP245
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: 5

Hi

 

What are the best settings to use so devices in hard to reach areas connect to the eap that has the best signal? 

 

Cause as things stand right now I am having devices who are not connect to the eap which is the closest to them, thus not getting the best connection

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Re:Make devices connect to the best EAP
2021-01-03 12:45:31 - last edited 2021-01-04 03:17:09

@ken481

Hey

 

Are you using a OC200 or Software Controller to manage the APs?   If so try enabling FAST ROAMING under site settings, this will add 802.11K/V  -  K will aid in roaming schedule when signal or quality can be improved by moving AP.

 

If the devices are standalone you would be better setting a force disconnect policy when the SNR gets to a certain level, say -80db.  This would however need to be done on each AP seperately

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Re:Make devices connect to the best EAP
2021-01-03 16:14:10 - last edited 2021-01-04 03:17:09

@Philbert Thanks for your help

 

I am using OC200 and all devices are managed by it

Fast roaming is activated - i have not activated force dissociation however

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Re:Make devices connect to the best EAP
2021-01-03 17:56:56 - last edited 2021-01-04 03:17:09

@ken481 

 

I would recommend turning Forced Dissocation   ON..   This will remove the clients ability to choose when it roams and allow the controller to force it.   

 

As a rule of thumb, client will hold onto one AP until the last breath so forcing their hand is a good option.  However not all clients support this so non-supporting clients will continue to do their own thing.. but generally better have this enabled

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