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RBK852 Roaming

jmcvey90
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RBK852 Roaming

I'm noticing that certain clients hang on to a weaker signal instead of handing off when the client is moved. For example, I have the router upstairs and a satellite downstairs. My laptop will be associated with the satellite while downstairs, but if I bring my laptop upstairs, it does not handoff back to the router upstairs. It hangs onto the downstairs satellite with a much weaker link rate. Toggling wifi seems to get it to pick the stronger signal but this is not ideal.

 

Is there a way to tweak how roaming between the router and satellite is handled?

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FURRYe38
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Re: RBK852 Roaming

It's up to devices to pick and choose which single there connected too. Even though the signal maybe low, they may hold on to that single until the devices is either rebooted or the wifi adapter is turned off for 5 seconds then back on then it would pick up the stronger signal. 

 

30 feet is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected. https://kb.netgear.com/000036466/How-far-should-I-place-my-Orbi-satellite-from-my-Orbi-router

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router MK83+ (Router Mode) | and RBK853 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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jmcvey90
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Re: RBK852 Roaming

Hmm, I thought I had enough distance between them (especially since they're on different levels) but I'll try to space the satellite a bit further away and see how that works out.

 

Thanks for your help!

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FURRYe38
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Re: RBK852 Roaming

The distance can be farther than 30 feet as well. Kind of depends on your building layout. 

Good Luck. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router MK83+ (Router Mode) | and RBK853 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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