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My laptop wont roam

Posted on 2016-08-25
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I have a cisco wireless environment using 5520 wireless controllers and 3702 access points.  For some reason my laptop wont roam between access points.  

Does anyone have any idea way
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Question by:nh6we
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by:Jakob Digranes
ID: 41770978
roaming is always decided by client. Try updating driver for NIC if not done already.
Any other clients having problem?

802.1X authentication for wireless?
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by:nh6we
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No, the only devices currently are laptops
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by:Craig Beck
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Are you using RADIUS to authenticate clients though, or are you using PSK?
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by:nh6we
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Clients are using radius
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by:Akinsd
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Check your thresholds and policies
Also, do a heat map to determine the coverage.

You situation may be a case where the signal never fell below threshold and hence no need to roam based on the policy. It may also indicate that the access points are too close to one another

Options, relocate APs based on heat map or play around with the power level the controller assigns to the APs

Check your RRM settings
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/7-0/configuration/guide/c70/c70rrm.html
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Craig Beck earned 500 total points
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Can you screenshot the Wireless -> Access Points -> All APs and the Wireless -> Access Points -> Radios -> 802.11b/g/n pages from the WLC, please?
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by:nh6we
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Attached are both 2.4 and 5GHz.   Appreciate the help
5G.docx
24ghz.docx
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by:Akinsd
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See the highlighted sections on the attached image
That's the info Craig was asking for.
You'll be able to see the power levels your APs are running on there
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by:nh6we
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Thanks for the help.  As it turned out, I was running a post deployment survey and I forgot to reset/end my survey application.  After I did that, the roaming worked fine.
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