WLan roaming

Eyal Oren eyal.oren at deri.org
Fri Sep 24 11:04:59 UTC 2004

On 09/23/04/09/04 18:21 +0100, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> >if i set the essid="..." and the right key, i don't get an dhcp-lease from 
> >our (nearest) accespoint. if i manually scan
> >for the nearest ap, and then set this ap with iwconfig, the wlan gets an 
> >dhcp-lease and everything works fine.
> > 
> >
> In the past this has worked fine for me, it just automatically 
> associates with the best AP, and re associates if I move. Have you tried 
> moving around to see if it jumps AP?

yes i tried;  didn't work.

my guess is the problem is we have in the building multiple other ap's (with and without keys) from other people, maybe
this is confusing the software (because it should connect to the 'best' ap, but to the 'best with my essid'.

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Eyal Oren
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