[VoiceOps] WiFi SIP phones recommendations

Paul Timmins paul at timmins.net
Tue Sep 8 16:03:08 EDT 2015

On 09/08/2015 03:58 PM, Alex Balashov wrote:
> In principle, yes, but I've never seen an OS network management 
> infrastructure which eliminates this bureaucracy when switching APs or 
> does this seamlessly.
> For example, as far as I know, neither my Ubuntu laptop nor my Android 
> phone will automatically switch APs with the same ESSID. They'll hang 
> onto the old AP for as long as possible, then drop it and reassociate, 
> with DHCP jazz and all. However, I would think that putting the client 
> on a static IP would largely obviate this.
> Have I just missed a subtle shift in implementation over the last few 
> years? I don't have two APs handy. Or are WiFi SIP phones specifically 
> designed to work as you describe
I'm using Meraki MR16 and MR12 throughout my house. It will request 
clients reallocate themselves to access points as needed to balance out 
traffic, if you want. None of this stuff including my Macbook Pro, my 
Nexus 6, my iPad 2 3G, or my HP Windows 10 tablet hybrid thingy seem to 
have any trouble, or even knowledge of which one they're on. I've 
rebooted the main one and it's invisible to me, as the clients get 
shoved to the next wired AP they can reach instead, then it goes down 
for reboot.


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