WRT54G Handover?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by sirtwist, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. sirtwist

    sirtwist Network Guru Member

    We're going to be using WRT54G v3.0's with EWRT to provide hotspot access at a tradeshow. What I'm wondering is how handover is handled with the WRT54G. In other words, we have a couple of large rooms where we'll have multiple WRT54Gs to cover the whole area. If someone walks from one side of the room to the other and moves from one AP to the other, what will happen?

    I'm assuming we need to put each AP on a different channel?

    I'm also assuming that if we have each AP serving DHCP, that the client will get a new IP address when they go to the new AP. If we had another DHCP server on the network, how would that affect the behavior when moving from AP to AP?
  2. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    what you really want is a wifi mesh network, but im not aware of any formware for the wrt that provides this. failing that, you should do exactly as you describe and set them up as standalone APs. as long as the client os supports some kind of "best signal" method for choosing which ap to use (windows xp does) then it will work fine. there will be a brief interruption anytime the user moves from one AP to another though, and things might get weird in overlap zones.
  3. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    install dd-wrt and make a wds network it will be seamless.
  4. talktwo

    talktwo Network Guru Member

    What is the difference between WDS mode and Client mode?? I'm essentially trying to do the same thing as the OP but in a household setting. Essentially, I would like my wireless devices to connect to the best available wireless network. Any guidance? Thanks.
  5. talktwo

    talktwo Network Guru Member

    anyone??? :cry:
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