Re: Roaming about the office

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by GTS, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. GTS

    GTS Guest

    Yes. Same SSID, different channel, same encryption key is the proper
    configuration for warless roaming. It usually works well. It's best not to
    'roam' while doing something like a large download as there is a blip of
    interruption while changing connections.
    --

    "Brian Cryer" <not.here@localhost> wrote in message
    news:%...
    >I currently use two wireless access points to provide wireless access to
    >two offices and each is configured to use a separate channel and separate
    >SID, although both connect onto the same wired network. These offices are
    >next to each other. If I use the same SID (and key) on each then would
    >people automatically connect to the access point with the strongest signal
    >or is there more to it than that?
    >
    > Thanks.
     
    GTS, Jul 29, 2009
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  2. GTS

    Jack-MVP Guest

    Hi
    What GTS posted above is your best chance.
    However many Wireless Access Points do not support real seamless Roaming.
    So take the best that you can and do not get disappointed.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

    "Brian Cryer" <not.here@localhost> wrote in message
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    > Thank you, when I get a spare moment I'll change our setup.
    >
    > "GTS" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Yes. Same SSID, different channel, same encryption key is the proper
    >> configuration for warless roaming. It usually works well. It's best not
    >> to 'roam' while doing something like a large download as there is a blip
    >> of interruption while changing connections.
    >> --
    >>
    >> "Brian Cryer" <not.here@localhost> wrote in message
    >> news:%...
    >>>I currently use two wireless access points to provide wireless access to
    >>>two offices and each is configured to use a separate channel and separate
    >>>SID, although both connect onto the same wired network. These offices are
    >>>next to each other. If I use the same SID (and key) on each then would
    >>>people automatically connect to the access point with the strongest
    >>>signal or is there more to it than that?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.

    >>

    >
     
    Jack-MVP, Jul 29, 2009
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  3. GTS

    GTS Guest

    You're welcome.
    --

    Brian Cryer" <not.here@localhost> wrote in message
    news:%23Hv%...
    > Thank you, when I get a spare moment I'll change our setup.
    >
    > "GTS" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Yes. Same SSID, different channel, same encryption key is the proper
    >> configuration for warless roaming. It usually works well. It's best not
    >> to 'roam' while doing something like a large download as there is a blip
    >> of interruption while changing connections.
    >> --
    >>
    >> "Brian Cryer" <not.here@localhost> wrote in message
    >> news:%...
    >>>I currently use two wireless access points to provide wireless access to
    >>>two offices and each is configured to use a separate channel and separate
    >>>SID, although both connect onto the same wired network. These offices are
    >>>next to each other. If I use the same SID (and key) on each then would
    >>>people automatically connect to the access point with the strongest
    >>>signal or is there more to it than that?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.

    >>

    >
     
    GTS, Jul 29, 2009
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