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  Reply # 1415504 28-Oct-2015 14:15
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sbiddle: Roaming was never part of the 802.11 standard. In recent years this has become a much bigger issue which saw the creation of the 802.11r and 802.11k standards for roaming. If your hardware does not support these standards it'll be up to the client radio to decide what AP to use, and this occasionally always be the strongest signal if you have roamed between AP's.

802.11r and 802.11k support exists in many new devices. 802.11r and 802.11k support exists in most enterprise WiFi kit however it doesn't exist in low end kit, and until it does roaming will always be an issue. UBNT have some new beta firmware coming out soon for beta testers that will include better roaming support.


iirc 802.11r is difficult in a scenario when you don't have control over who/what your clients are - recommendations i've seen were to disable it until properly tested with your fleet as non compliant/older devices can struggle with it.
Can you provide any comments/experience here, if you've enabled it real world?

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  Reply # 1415507 28-Oct-2015 14:19
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Whatever it is, its something that need to be solved urgently as wifi on a phone is crap when you are walking thru a house with many accesspoints. I will often revert to 3G before skyping just so I know I wont have any problems as I move around.



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  Reply # 1415552 28-Oct-2015 15:29
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IMHO your best price/performance trade off will be the TP-Link D5 or D7. If you need to extend to a second AP for coverage a powerline extender kit is easiest.

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