I have 2 APs one in my office, and one in my bedroom. They are set up in an unleashed network and running R310_126.96.36.199.62. Once they attach to the network they get about 460 for network speed. When I walk to the bedroom - even after being in there 5 minutes they still are attached to the office AP but in the bedroom they only get 40mbit. This is why I got a second AP. They are wired ethernet to the same switch. I can see both in unleashed web and one IP roles to the other in the browser. Eventually they will roam to the closer AP.
Is there a way to encourage devices to hop to another AP more frequently?
Start with upgrading (make sure to create a configuration backup) the Unleashed latest supported version and then make below changes:
Make sure AP1 and AP2 can overlap their coverage with at least 25% and not higher than 60%.
You can force clients to move by setting BSS minrate setting to 12Mbsp. Option is available in Unleashed master AP CLI. Refer the below example output.
Please login: admin Password: Welcome to Ruckus Unleashed Network Command Line Interface ruckus> en ruckus# config You have all rights in this mode. ruckus(config)# wlan "AAA-Open-WAP3" >>>>>>>>> THIS IS THE WLAN/Wireless Network NAME The WLAN service 'AAA-Open-WAP3' has been loaded. To save the WLAN service, type 'end' or 'exit'. ruckus(config-wlan)# bss-minrate 12 The mgmt-tx-rate will be set to the same value as bss-minrate. The command was executed successfully. To save the changes, type 'end' or 'exit' ruckus(config-wlan)# end The WLAN service 'AAA-Open-WAP3' has been updated and saved. Your changes have been saved. ruckus(config)# end Your changes have been saved. ruckus# ruckus# show wlan name AAA-Open-WAP3 >>>>>>>> using this command you can review the WLAN settings. Look for "BSS minrate". WLAN Service: ID: 1: NAME = AAA-Open-WAP3 Tx. Rate of Management Frame(2.4GHz) = 12.0Mbps Tx. Rate of Management Frame(5GHz) = 12.0Mbps Beacon Interval = 100ms SSID = AAA-Open-WAP3 Description = AAA-Open-WAP3 Type = Standard Usage Authentication = 802.1x-eap Encryption = wpa3 Algorithm = aes-gcmp256 FT Roaming = Disabled 802.11k Neighbor report = Disabled Web Authentication = Disabled Authentication Server = Win2K12-235 Called-Station-Id type = wlan-bssid Tunnel Mode = Disabled Background Scanning = Enabled Max. Clients = 100 Isolation per AP = Disabled Isolation across AP = Disabled Zero-IT Activation = Disabled Priority = High Load Balancing = Disabled Band Balancing = Disabled Dynamic PSK = Disabled Rate Limiting Uplink = Disabled PerSSID Rate Limiting Uplink = 0 Rate Limiting Downlink = Disabled PerSSID Rate Limiting Downlink = 0 Auto-Proxy configuration: Status = Disabled Inactivity Timeout: Status = Enabled Timeout = 1 Minutes VLAN-ID = 1000 Dynamic VLAN = Disabled Closed System = Disabled Https Redirection = Disabled OFDM-Only State = Disabled Multicast Filter State = Disabled Directed Multicast= Enabled 802.11d State = Enabled Force DHCP State = Disabled Force DHCP Timeout = 10 DHCP Option82: Status = Disabled Option82 sub-Option1 = Disabled Option82 sub-Option2 = Disabled Option82 sub-Option150 = Disabled Option82 sub-Option151 = Disabled Ignore unauthorized client statistic = Disabled STA Info Extraction State = Enabled BSS Minrate = 12.0 Mbps >>>>> HERE DTIM period = 1 Directed MC/BC Threshold = 1 Call Admission Control State = Disabled PMK Cache Timeout= 720 minutes PMK Cache for Reconnect= Enabled NAS-ID Type= wlan-bssid Roaming Acct-Interim-Update= Disabled PAP Message Authenticator = Enabled Send EAP-Failure = Disabled L2/MAC = No ACLS L3/L4/IP Address = No ACLS L3/L4/IPv6 Address = No ACLS Precedence = Default Proxy ARP = Disabled Device Policy = No ACLS Vlan Pool = No Pools Role based Access Control Policy = Disabled SmartRoam = Disabled Roam-factor = 1 White List = No ACLS URL Filtering = Disabled Application Recognition & Control = Disabled Apply ARC Policy = NO POLICY WIFICalling Enabled= Disabled WIFICalling Profile= 0 Client Flow Data Logging = Disabled Wlan Bind = all Client Connection Data = Disabled Transient Client Management = Disabled 80211w-pmf = Required