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802.11r disconnecting iOS devices on, had no issues on 6.5.

I have confirmed that my 'default' configuration of 802.11r that worked find on Aruba OS 6.5.X is not working for iOS devices on


The symptom is that all iOS devices (ipads + iphones) usually get disconnected from the wifi network (multiple SSIDs tested - 802.11X w/Radius and a WPA2 P) when moving between APs and need to have their wifi disabled and re-enabled within iOS for them to reconnect.


After disabling 802.11r this behavior stopped on 8.1. Is there a known issue with 802.11r and iOS devices in 8.1 or is there a configuration tweak necessary when going from 6.5 to 8.1?


I have a mix of 315s, 305s, 225s, and 205s; The Controller is a 7205.

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Re: 802.11r disconnecting iOS devices on, had no issues on 6.5.

Do you already have a case open that we can flag? If not, please open a case so that the particulars of your configuration, setup and your specific situation replicated. That we can know if just 802.11r is the issue or a combination of your equipment, configuration, setup and 802.11r is to blame.

*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
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