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Rate Shift before Roaming?

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Jun 1st, 2006
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If, for example, an 1130AG Access Point was configured for all data rates available under 802.11b & g would clients rate shift down to 1Mbps before considering roaming to an adjacent Access Point with higher data rates available?

Correct Answer by Stephen Rodriguez about 11 years 2 months ago

The client doesn't look at the data rates, it looks at the signal strength and if it is already associated to an AP.

So, yes, you should get a rateshift down to 1M, with no roam happening. Remember that wireless is best effort, and you could still have a -50dbm signal strength and pass at 1M, depending on lots of different variables.

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Stephen Rodriguez Wed, 06/07/2006 - 16:49
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The client doesn't look at the data rates, it looks at the signal strength and if it is already associated to an AP.

So, yes, you should get a rateshift down to 1M, with no roam happening. Remember that wireless is best effort, and you could still have a -50dbm signal strength and pass at 1M, depending on lots of different variables.

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