Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2023 0:27 Post subject: drop clients with weak wifi signal in a mesh network?
Have 3 APs on different channels, with same SSID, using wired backhaul to create a mesh. I've lowered the signal strength on all APs in attempt to force a weak signal to be dropped sooner in lieu of a stronger option. In observation, they hold on for dear life. Is there a preferred method to drop clients who have access to a stronger signal?
A rather blind way would be a script running on each AP which deauth'd connections below a given strength, but that's obviously not optimal. Curious what others have done in this scenario.
Currently runnning: Linksys WRT3200ACM, Marvell Armada 385
What makes that feature chipset dependent? Are there other ways to accomplish the same result through scripting? For example, if a wifi client's signal strength drops below a given range, or maybe looking at SNR. Granted, that type solution wouldn't know if the client was nearer to a stronger signal, so certainly not perfect.