Best options for roaming devices - AC86U

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Draken

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I seem to have issues with a couple of mobiles roaming between a AC-86U (main router) and a AC-86U node.

From time to time the mobile devices get disconnected from the wifi and I get an authentication error. If I reconnect them all is fine. I suspect it has to do with the devices roaming between the node and the main router but disabling the Roaming assistant didnt help much. Any other ideas on which settings can facilitate a more seamless roaming between the node and the router?
 

bbunge

Very Senior Member
I seem to have issues with a couple of mobiles roaming between a AC-86U (main router) and a AC-86U node.

From time to time the mobile devices get disconnected from the wifi and I get an authentication error. If I reconnect them all is fine. I suspect it has to do with the devices roaming between the node and the main router but disabling the Roaming assistant didnt help much. Any other ideas on which settings can facilitate a more seamless roaming between the node and the router?
What firmware are you using?
 

rlj2

Regular Contributor
I seem to have issues with a couple of mobiles roaming between a AC-86U (main router) and a AC-86U node.

From time to time the mobile devices get disconnected from the wifi and I get an authentication error. If I reconnect them all is fine. I suspect it has to do with the devices roaming between the node and the main router but disabling the Roaming assistant didnt help much. Any other ideas on which settings can facilitate a more seamless roaming between the node and the router?
Try alpha3, it has aimesh2. You can bind clients to specific nodes.Working very well here on 86u's
 

Draken

Occasional Visitor
@bbunge: 384.19 on both
@rlj2: Hmmmmmm problem is that the mobiles do need to roam as the node and the router do not reach everywhere so I dont want to lock them to one node. Anyway will give it a try.
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
I seem to have issues with a couple of mobiles roaming between a AC-86U (main router) and a AC-86U node.

From time to time the mobile devices get disconnected from the wifi and I get an authentication error. If I reconnect them all is fine. I suspect it has to do with the devices roaming between the node and the main router but disabling the Roaming assistant didnt help much. Any other ideas on which settings can facilitate a more seamless roaming between the node and the router?
Try raising (less negative) the Roaming Assistant band RSSI threshold(s). The 2.4/5.0 defaults are -70/-70. I had to go to -55/-70 to fix my 2.4 mobile connection after the introduction of a new SDK from the WiFi radio OEM.

OE
 

Draken

Occasional Visitor
Try raising (less negative) the Roaming Assistant band RSSI threshold(s). The 2.4/5.0 defaults are -70/-70. I had to go to -55/-70 to fix my 2.4 mobile connection after the introduction of a new SDK from the WiFi radio OEM.

OE
Yeah I have already raised it to -50 which seems to be doing the trick with one of the devices but not the other one. I will try the alpha version in case it solves the issue.
 

rlj2

Regular Contributor
@bbunge: 384.19 on both
@rlj2: Hmmmmmm problem is that the mobiles do need to roam as the node and the router do not reach everywhere so I dont want to lock them to one node. Anyway will give it a try.
I kind of wondered that with the mobiles. Mesh2 still might help. I constantly walk from my house to barn on the phone (I have to use wifi calling here). So far its been quite a bit better then mesh 1
 

Draken

Occasional Visitor
@bbunge: 384.19 on both
@rlj2: Hmmmmmm problem is that the mobiles do need to roam as the node and the router do not reach everywhere so I dont want to lock them to one node. Anyway will give it a try.
Ouch...never again Alpha version. Just spent 1h trying to go back to .19. My main router became unresponsive upon flashing the Alpha one. Thankfully a reset worked and I have saved my old settings so I am running .19 again but I wont be experimenting with experimental versions from now on :) I would have to wait for the stable aimesh2 version I guess.
 
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