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Can RB493 and two R52 do "diversity"?

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:28 pm
by gastonet
Hello all, this is my first post here. I hope to be asking something not answered yet. If I'm doing it I'm very sorry and I'll appreciate any link. Idid a lot of research and didn't found the right answer, even "googling".

I've got a RB493 with two R52 cards for indoor use. Basically I've replaced my old WRT-54 with Tomato FW with the MT 3.28 ROS. I know that WRT has only one wireless card with diversity. But, can I do the same with the two R52 cards I've recently installed?

I've tried my two R52 with the same and different SSID, on the same and different channels, on a bridge with RSTP and without it and can't make clients to not reconnect each time I'm near one antenna or another. I'm using one indoor panel to cover the bigger part of the house and one uFL antenna attached to the case to cover the rest.

For the bottom, I just want to walk all my house with my Skype phone without drop the calls.

I don't want to use Hotspot. I just use WPA2 authentication for the clients and both, wired and wireless clients uses DHCP static leases, except for the "guests" that eventually comes to my house.

Any idea?

Many thanks in advance.


Re: Can RB493 and two R52 do "diversity"?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:02 am
by gastonet
Did I said something bad?

Zero answers? Maybe I've posted in the wrong forum.


Re: Can RB493 and two R52 do "diversity"?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:45 am
by normis
RouterOS doesn't support any kind of diversity, however, you can make Wireless Access List rules to disallow connections with signal lower than, let's say, -70 - and when this happens, RouterOS will disconnect your client, and Windows (or whatever OS he uses) will connect to the SSID with the strongest signal.

Re: Can RB493 and two R52 do "diversity"?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:07 pm
by gastonet
Thanks normis, the idea looks good, but if using a trigger will disconnect the client and then connect to the other SSID isn't useful since I don't want to lose packets.

Any other ideas to "jump" from one card to another without loose packets?

Thanks in advance.