Settings for laptop to switch to strongest wireless signal
Posted on 2014-10-02
I am working with someone who has a 4 story, 5,000 sq ft house built in the 1930's.
We are using R7000 Nighthawk router and a EX6200 WIFI Range Extender.
The SSID of the NIghthawk is Albany. The SSID of the extender is Albany-EXT.
The 4 users all have laptops and roam about the house. What is happening is that they may have a very strong signal in one part of the house from Albany... but as they move to another part of the house, that signal fades... and Albany-EXT increases... but the laptop does not switch to the stronger SSID.
What settings (either router/extender or PC) should I be looking at to facilitate their devices switching to the strongest signal?
Should I make all the SSIDs the same?
The PCs are W7, W8, MS Surface.
Thanks for any suggestions.