i have setup a wireless network (hidden ssid, wpa2-aes, G radio only) by using 5 1131AG AP as root devices (all connected to the same switch
all stationary clients or roaming clients (iphones, blackberries etc) all roam seamlessly from 1 AP to another
i have one laptop which does not move from its location and sits right next to an AP wiht full strenght signal which for some reason once in a while roams to another AP which is quite far away and the signal drops a lot and it often disconnects and does not want to reconnect to the original AP it was connected to.
all 1131 are running 12.4(10b)JDA
this particular client that has the problem has an Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN with the latest drivers
i have disabled all power savings etc on this client and when it is on a network with just 1 AP (our office) it stays connected for days on end.
so something causes this client to decided to roam from 1 AP to another and then completely disconnects because of the low signal strength
I am thinking about broadcasting the SSId on the accesspoint it is sitting right next to (this is in a rural area with no neighbours for miles) so broadcasting the SSId from 1 AP is not going to cause a problem.
or could something else prevent this client from roaming (also tried setting preferred AP on the client but does not help either)
client has latest drivers for that particular wireless card