Minimum RSSI (drop poor connections forcing clients to roam)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Heinz, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Heinz

    Heinz Reformed Router Member

    It would be a great addition to Tomato: when a client connection becomes poor (below a set value), drop/disconnect it.
    Asus stock firmware features this.
    What do you think, Victek, Shibby?
  2. Connor McCaffrey

    Connor McCaffrey Networkin' Nut Member


    this is a good feature in merlin fw and i use it as i have 2 2.4GHz AP's, i was just thinking about this the other night

    and i know this is OT but just recently i was hoping apple would improve there phones decision making between 5GHz and 2.4GHz as lately i have been having constant issues with phones and 5GHz. i have 2 seperately named networks, and if a phone has both 2.4GHz and 5GHz password it will always choose and switch to 2.4GHz im assuming purely because of the signal strength, rather then the actually quality/linkrate/throughput of the signal.

    the only way to get a phone to stay on 5GHz is to not give the phone password to 2.4GHz. which is annoying and hard to explain when there is like 8 people that use there phones on my network and periodically everyone is forced to used the 2.4GHz network as our house is not that big

    so the iphone 5 basically might aswell not have 5GHz because they havnt done a good job with this

    edit: i submitted feedback to apple XD
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014
  3. Edrikk

    Edrikk Network Guru Member

    +1 to this... This will actually make multiple APs useful, since the clients are not smart enough to let go of the weaker AP, and grab the stronger one (with the same SSID)...
  4. cloneman

    cloneman Addicted to LI Member

    Some advanced AP solutions have features that facilitate handoff between APs. Aerohive does this. It also supports "band steering" which tries to force clients on 5Ghz.

    Just throwing this out there in case these are things that can be implemented in the future.
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