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Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Client roaming from 802.11g to 802.11n AP

Hi,

from your experience can a Wi-Fi client have connection/disconnection issues when roaming from a 802.11g Access Point (AP60) to a 802.11n AP (AP93)?

 

Thanks,

 

Massimo

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Massimo Gallina
Telecommunications engineer - ACMP2013
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Re: Client roaming from 802.11g to 802.11n AP

 

Yes , since the client might see the 802.11n AP a better connection (MIMO) even when its closer to the 11g AP and the client may not roam to the 802.11g (sticky client).

 

 

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Re: Client roaming from 802.11g to 802.11n AP

So to avoid this problem, do I just have to disable the 802.11n from AP93?

 

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Massimo Gallina
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Posts: 4,301
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Client roaming from 802.11g to 802.11n AP

You could take that route but Its your environment completely mixed of 11n and 11g APs , are those very close to each other? or it just a one off situation ?

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 149
Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Re: Client roaming from 802.11g to 802.11n AP

It's an old big environment where we at first have only AP60/61; then when the customer was in need of additional APs we have provided him AP93. The actual situation is that we have more or less 1 AP93 every 10 AP60/61.

 

In your opinion what is the better solution?

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Massimo Gallina
Telecommunications engineer - ACMP2013
MVP
Posts: 4,301
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Client roaming from 802.11g to 802.11n AP

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In that case you might as well turn off 11n since you have way more 11g APs in your environment and once you are able to have better 11n footprint to turn it back on

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 149
Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Re: Client roaming from 802.11g to 802.11n AP

Thank you very much for your useful suggestions Victor!

I will apply in the next days these configuration changes.

 

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Massimo Gallina
Telecommunications engineer - ACMP2013
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