[VoiceOps] WiFi SIP phones recommendations

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Mon Sep 21 16:07:20 EDT 2015

On 09/21/2015 04:05 PM, Kristian Kielhofner wrote:

> Per existing standards the network doesn't decide AP selection, the
> client does. The only specific roaming extension I know of is 802.11r
> which defines a caching mechanism to reduce the authentication delays
> associated with switching access points; the goal being that even
> fairly complex 802.1x authenticated networks with RADIUS backends, etc
> can provide the same general roaming characteristics and timing of
> unauthenticated networks.
> I imagine that various AP equipment vendors with controller based
> architectures could (and probably do) implement some things to
> influence client behavior and/or improve the roaming experience; such
> as enforcing some administrator defined or preferred behavior by
> having access points trigger client roaming with carefully controlled
> output power, selective disassociation frames, AP/BSS specific
> association rules/preferences, etc.

Thanks, that was the precise gap in my understanding.

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