I have 7 Lenovo AIO computers running Windows 8.1 with Intel Centrino 2230 wireless adapters. These units are public facing running a program that connects to a SQL database. If the connection to the database is interrupted, the program crashes. The units are within range of 2 different AP and every time they switch AP, the connection is interrupted. I set the WLAN to tunnel but this didn't help. I tried to use the Intel ProSet software to use a mandatory AP by MAC address but when I enter the MAC address of the AP, it can no longer connect to that AP. I have ZF7363 with a ZD1100 running 126.96.36.199.267. Any thoughts about settings to prevent the loss of connection to the DB?
Can you give them their own dedicated (maybe hidden) SSID on that AP?
-create a WLAN Group with all the WLAN's checked that need to be broadcast.
-under the configure >> access points > select the AP and click on edit and select WLAN Group -- override system default and select the Wlan group created earlier under Radio b/g/n and for a/n
[from a soon to be posted KB article)
BTW - each WLAN has it's own derived MAC address so the system MAC (which I think you used) would have looked like an invalid match to your Intel card. This will help you poke at what it actually is (from ZD CLI):
ruckus(config-wlan)# called-station-id-type [wlan-bssid | ap-mac]
wlan-bssid Set the called station ID type to ‘BSSID:SSID’
ap-mac Set the called station ID type to ‘APMAC:SSID’
Thanks for the help. I have a separate WLAN for them but it doesn't prevent it from changing AP. As far as I know, I can't create a WLAN that picks and chooses with AP is part of that group. If I can, then that makes life much easier.
For the MAC address of the AP, I did see that each WLAN gets a separate MAC so I did use the MAC for that specific AP. What I am trying to make work is for the computer to associate only with 1 AP specifically and not any of the 3 that it sees.
Since I am using the web interface for the ZD, let me know if this is right.
Under Monitor/Currently Managed APs, the AP I want is this.