I have 2 autonomous 1230's about 25 yards apart, with computers spread out between them. Both AP's are on the same VLAN and use the same SSID. Most of the computers associate with 1 of the APs. I want to make it so that each AP has a equal number of associations. Is this possible?
I was thinking about enabling MAC authentication and only configuring the MAC's of the PC that I want on that AP. Do you think that would work?
AP association depends entirely on algorithms based on signal strengths (RSSI) and noise (Signal-to-Noise Ratio or SNR) and load of the AP. The wireless NIC and the APs talk to each other and decide who goes to where.
Enabling MAC authentication is a tedious job but it may work. If your AP's are getting over-saturated then I recommend that you re-position the APs to a better location or put a third AP.