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    Multiple AP with Same SSID...

    Let's say I have two APs in my house configured with the same SSID and Channel, without any form of WDS enabled. The APs are quite far apart and coverage overlaps partially.

    AP A in area A, AP B in Area B. Laptop starts of in area A, associating with AP A. Then, laptop moves to Area B which has low AP A signal strength but strong AP B signal.

    Question: Would laptops in this case, associate to the nearer AP (AP B), even though AP A is accessible, albeit with weaker signal?
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    If you are already connected to AP A, IIRC, no it will not connect to AP B

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    the laptop will use a stronger signal i think.

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    Apparently they will, identical SSID being a primary concern.


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    will there be a disconnection when it reassociates?

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    That's a good question; any ideas?
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    Assume both AP are connect to the same network, the notebook will be able to "roam" btw both access points. But do not ya drivers for the notebook lan so that it is not set to lock down to any of the AP mac address.

    Eg. both APs are connect to the same network, and say both use different channels. On ya notebook, u can ping to a device in the network, and move around, it should roam from one AP to another AP seemless provided both AP range overlaps, and AP signal will drop to a certain level so that the client will automatically find another nearest AP.

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    Are you using:

    2 APs (which I assume is connected to your network)

    or

    1 AP connected to a wireless Router (using the AP to extend the range of your router)

    or

    2 wireless routers (with both functioning as a router)?
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    I have 2 APs on the same subnet, using the same IP addressing scheme. Another device on the network is doing all the routing and DHCP.
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