W-LAN roaming automatically connects your client device to an access point with the strongest signal in a Wi-Fi network with several access points.But did you know that boosting your wireless roaming aggressiveness can improve your wireless reception?
Keep watching to find out how to set your roaming aggressiveness.
But first, let’s take a look at how W-LAN Roaming works:
Wireless network cards in client devices continuously listen for nearby APs with the same SSID. When a client device approaches another AP with a stronger signal, the client can connect to this new AP without interrupting your connection.
The “handoff’ process consists of the following steps:
Step 1: Scanning- When the Received Signal Strength Indicator or RSSI values begin to drop, the wireless client devices seek for AP alternatives.
Step 2: Authentication- The client device requests access to the new AP and waits to get approved.
Step 3: Re-Association- If the new AP approves the request from the client device, the client will send a request to re-associate with the new AP. Once the new AP accepts and completes the Re-association, the new AP will disassociate from the old AP.