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[Discuss] Wireless router question

On Tue, 16 Aug 2011, Dan Ritter wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 09:40:15AM -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> I will be running 2 wireless routers in my office configured as
>> switches. All security will be identical. The question is SSID. Should I
>> configure the second wireless as the same SSID as the first, or not.
>> For example, the SSID of the first is FuBar, and the second is either
>> FuBar or FuBar1. It does not matter which wireless one of our employees
>> connects to.
>> The advantage of using the same SSID is that possibly some wireless
>> settings on phones and PCs will connect automatically where if it is a
>> different SSID it may require the encryption key to be entered, which is
>> a pain with Smartphones.
> Some wireless points support roaming, some don't. Sometimes it
> comes down to specific firmware revisions.

You would need to operate at least one of the "routers" as an access 
point, to support roaming. Most wireless routers I have seen do allow 
this, but not all.

Daniel Feenberg

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