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Problem with roaming access point.

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I have a problem with roaming access point.
I have 1 acess point with difference chanel, same SSID.
But when I bring my laptop from the location 1 to the location 2, I have to disconnect to current wifi (it shows weak signal) and reconnect again (it changes to strong signal) even both of them with same SSID.
I am using windows 7.
How can I solve this problem?
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The information below may be useful for you.

"According to the comment of mikecr, it says:-

Keep in mind that if you manually set a clients channel, it will always try to connect to that access point on that channel. If you set the default and let it channel hop, wireless clients are designed to connect to the access point with the strongest signal on a certain channel. You also need to set the beaon rate on your access points to 1 or above so that access point information in the beacon is sent out frequently.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you should do a survey of where you have the access points and look at your wireless cells. Wireless cells are the areas covered by a certain access point. The larger the cell, the less chance of roaming. Download Xirrus Wi-fi Inspector and install it and do a wireless survey to see how much overlap you have with your access points. To much means the client will never roam, to little means the client will constantly try to hop between access points that have about the same signal strength. If you do a 20 to 30% cell overlap, that should be enough to take care of it and be able to roam between them successfully. "

Source: https://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Wireless/Q_26716279.html

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'Keep in mind that if you manually set a clients channel, it will always try to connect to that access point on that channel. If you set the default and let it channel hop, wireless clients are designed to connect to the access point with the strongest signal on a certain channel" --> How can I do with Windows 7?
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