I have a problem whereby a particular wireless client is choosing to associate with the root bridge rather than with a nearer non-root AP which has a much stronger signal. As a result, the client is experiencing dropouts due to the poor signal to the root.
This is apparently a problem with the specific client (which is integrated into a vehicle telemetry system) and the vendor is entirely unhelpful with the issue.
Is there a way to block client association by MAC address (or some other means) on a 350 bridge? I need to do this to prevent the dodgy client from associating with the root bridge.
The approximate topology is:
[client] ~~~)-1400AP--[wired]--1400nonroot-(~~~~)-350root--wired network
Clients should be associating with the 1400AP when the signal to that AP is stronger - and the majority of clients are doing this.
A simple MAC address filter list won't do the trick as this will also stop traffic from the client if it's associated to a downstream AP. All comments appreciated.