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Message 11 of 16

Re: Connect an additional router to a smart hub

As they  will do if they have different SSIDs and then you will know which AP you are connected to. Many devices will stay with a weak signal rather than switch to a stronger signal, if the APs have different SSIDs then a manual switch can be performed.

 

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Message 12 of 16

Re: Connect an additional router to a smart hub

In that scenario, if your device has not previously connected to and remembered one of your SSID's then as you move out of range of the node you are connected to you will lose connection and need to login to the new SSID.

Even if your device has rembered both SSIDs' the time lapse between switching from one node to another on the same SSID is virtually un-noticeable and is much quicker than switching to another SSID.

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Message 13 of 16

Re: Connect an additional router to a smart hub


@Anonymous wrote:

In that scenario, if your device has not previously connected to and remembered one of your SSID's then as you move out of range of the node you are connected to you will lose connection and need to login to the new SSID.

Yes, but your device would normally have all your APs remembered

 

Even if your device has rembered both SSIDs' the time lapse between switching from one node to another on the same SSID is virtually un-noticeable and is much quicker than switching to another SSID.

How do you know it has switched if the AP has the same SSID, and don't agree that it would take any longer to switch to another SSID


 

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Message 14 of 16

Re: Connect an additional router to a smart hub


@licquoricewrote:

@Anonymouswrote:

In that scenario, if your device has not previously connected to and remembered one of your SSID's then as you move out of range of the node you are connected to you will lose connection and need to login to the new SSID.

Yes, but your device would normally have all your APs remembered

 

Even if your device has rembered both SSIDs' the time lapse between switching from one node to another on the same SSID is virtually un-noticeable and is much quicker than switching to another SSID.

How do you know it has switched if the AP has the same SSID, and don't agree that it would take any longer to switch to another SSID


 


You obviously haven't tried it or you would not have asked that question, the answer to which is by the change in the signal strength indicator.

Commonly most devices will switch to a stronger signal (if available) as the Binary Error Rate increases to an unacceptable level

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Message 15 of 16

Re: Connect an additional router to a smart hub


@Anonymous wrote:

Commonly most devices will switch to a stronger signal (if available) as the Binary Error Rate increases to an unacceptable level


My experience is that devices hang on to a poor signal in preference to a stronger signal until the signal virtually disappears. With discrete SSIDs, the device can be forced to the stronger signal.

I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

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Message 16 of 16

Re: Connect an additional router to a smart hub


@licquoricewrote:

@Anonymouswrote:

Commonly most devices will switch to a stronger signal (if available) as the Binary Error Rate increases to an unacceptable level


My experience is that devices hang on to a poor signal in preference to a stronger signal until the signal virtually disappears. With discrete SSIDs, the device can be forced to the stronger signal.


That's perfectly true up to a point, hence the reason for the short delay I referred to earlier, but it gets to a point where, as the signal strength decreases the wifi speed also decreases as the binary error rate increases. At this point the device will search for a stronger signal.

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