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Wireless Access Point preference

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:52 am
by kgninfos
Hello
is there a way i can set a predefined list of access point to whom the SXT will connect (will connect to the access point with Max Signal to noice ratio) we want to automate the process of CPE installation where we don't have to scan and connect to an Accesspoint at site rather just mount it and it will connect to the access point with Max Signal

most important is once connected to an accesspoint it will not change to another one till reboot

Thanks in advance

Re: Wireless Access Point preference

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:27 am
by lambert

Re: Wireless Access Point preference

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:30 am
by kgninfos
the problem is it will check the list sequentially so will connect to first available access point
want i want is it should connect to the access point with max signal strength

Re: Wireless Access Point preference

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:18 am
by lambert
Different SSID per sector or only per tower?

2 ideas:

Number 1:

Set all of the connect list entries to disabled.

Write a script to
1. scan for APs
2. determine which one has the strongest signal
3. set the appropriate connect list entry to enabled

Maybe?

Number 2:

Setting the signal level to your minimum allowed for new installs, or a few dBm higher, for each connect list entry might do it for you except when your install is in the overlap area between two sectors. Your techs might have to log into it to pick the right AP if the signal is weaker than what you set. But, if you're using decently directional antennas, hopefully there wouldn't be too many times when it sees several of your APs above the level set in the connect list.