Question above.

I've read a little bit about it the sticky client problem and those are the solutions I've found:

  • talking to the client that there is another (better) AP
  • don't support lower rates that the client automatically gets disconnected from the "bad" AP
  • Just kick the client off

How is the first ("friendly") solution working? Are the APs talking with each other!?

  • Roaming is completely up to the client. – Ron Maupin Jun 1 '18 at 20:12
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Do two autonomous APs talk to each other? No. They are completely independent entities. In this case, the client chooses which to use.

In a managed environment (lightweight access points with a wireless lan controller), the controller can signal a client to "roam", but short of refusing to allow connections to other APs, once again, the client is free to associate with whatever AP it wants.

  • But when the client chooses which to use, how is the sticky-client-problem solved then? – watchme Jun 2 '18 at 9:37

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