How issue with sticky clients are mitigated in version 1.4.0?

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How issue with sticky clients are mitigated in version 1.4.0?

  • Prior to version 1.4.0 upgrade, 802.11b rates are enabled by default which allows longer ranges, it causes the clients to “stick” to far Aps rather connecting to nearby AP
  • In version 1.4.0 802.11b rates are disabled by default from the Network Profile and provided a knob for the user to re-enable them if required.

Functionality:

  • Prior to version 1.4.0, All management traffics are sent in basic rates (1(b), 2(b), 5.5, 11 (Mbps)).
  • After version 1.4.0, 802.11b rates are disabled by default  hence management frames are only sent through g-rates.
  • The management traffic will not be sent at “11b” (b- basic) rates. They will be sent at “11g” 6 Mbps rate.
  • By doing this, coverage of the AP is reduced so that clients which are far, will not be able to see the SSID.
  • This makes the clients to connect to nearby AP which will avoid clients to stick to far Aps.

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