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Rate Shift before Roaming?

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?

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Re: Rate Shift before Roaming?

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.

HTH, Steve ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please remember to rate useful posts, and mark questions as answered
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Re: Rate Shift before Roaming?

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.

HTH, Steve ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please remember to rate useful posts, and mark questions as answered
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