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Message 11 of 15

Re: TP-Link Seamless roaming

You may not actually notice given the application, if you are just extending WIFI range to another area the roaming feature may not be required. You can still move between wireless AP’s and you probably won’t notice even if the AP‘s have different SSID’s

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Message 12 of 15

Re: TP-Link Seamless roaming

@chinup1 I think you are possibly conflating seamless roaming and automatic switching between nodes.

Seamless roaming involves software that ensures a device is talking to a second node before leaving the first. This is achieved with true mesh networking.

Devices will automatically switch between nodes without manual intervention if signal is lost from one node and received from another.

As long as the network names and passwords are stored in the device, it will switch automatically without manual intervention. This is true regardless of whether the names have the same name and password or different.

 

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Message 13 of 15

Re: TP-Link Seamless roaming

Even though I was rightly corrected on the terminology, for what it’s worth I’ve always thought that actually given the chaps application whether ‘Seamless Roaming’ is there or not is an irrelevance, I think they are just trying to extend WiFi coverage and perhaps thought the TP-Link would somehow adopt the Hub or the other way around.

Setting the same SSID and password just makes life more convenient, avoiding having to give devices that do move between AP’s additional credentials, but the two AP’s will not work together but it’ll likely do what you require Mr OP. 

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Message 14 of 15

Re: TP-Link Seamless roaming

Exactly.

However, I personally prefer different SSIDs for nodes so that I know which AP I am connected to and can force a change to a different AP if I wish to.

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Message 15 of 15

Re: TP-Link Seamless roaming


@licquorice wrote:

Exactly.

However, I personally prefer different SSIDs for nodes so that I know which AP I am connected to and can force a change to a different AP if I wish to.


I agree as I stated in my earlier post "

"The user would also be unable to establish which signal their device was connected to so may be unaware if they are on a weak or strong signal until needing to use it".

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