troubleshooting Question

Will wireless configuration settings cache a WAP’s MAC address?

Avatar of jdana
jdanaFlag for United States of America asked on
Wireless NetworkingWindows 7
4 Comments3 Solutions677 ViewsLast Modified:
I had 5 identical Cisco WAP200 units situated throughout the office, each with the same SSID (we’ll call it “NED.”) A corner of the office had a weak signal, so I added a sixth WAP200, again with an SSID of “NED.” Over the last few weeks guests to the office in the same corner have continued to struggle with the wireless signal. Is it possible that their wireless client settings have cached the MAC address of the WAP200 that they connected to on a previous visit, and they’re automatically connecting to the WAP200 with the weaker signal rather than the new WAP that’s near them with the strong signal?
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 3 Answers and 4 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 3 Answers and 4 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros