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Wi-Fi System Roundup

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    My experience with Orbi as documented in the Roaming series is that Orbi will try to steer idle dual-band STAs to 5 GHz, as a general rule. It steers even if there is a strong 2.4 GHz connection. I haven't established what it uses for a 5 GHz RSSI threshold, but I'd assume it's in the 70-75 dBm range.

    As long as the SSID and password are the same, your clients should connect. If they don't (and some STAs can be stubborn), just "forget" the old connection and re-connect to Orbi.
     
  2. JB20

    JB20 New Around Here

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    Thank you once again for your insight and assistance
     
  3. speedlever

    speedlever Regular Contributor

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    Keep in mind that if you're blasting full power with multiple APs, your clients may have roaming issues since the signal strength may never drop low enough to cause the client to search for another, stronger AP. It can be a tricky balance and you may see differences between iOS and Android clients in that regard.
     
  4. bit curation

    bit curation Occasional Visitor

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    This is one of the best review found on the key differences among these mesh systems, the differences which are actually matter the most.

    Would you consider to add Linksys Velop in the test? and what's the story about Nova, it has a huge upper side on the benchmark.