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TEO83
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T530 wi-fi - roaming

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Hi everyone,

 

we use a thin client t530with thin pro 6 ( now we tried with 7) installed on forklif in our production dept.
It was conneted to our lan by wi-fi.
The problem is the TC didn't do a roaming between access point when forklif is moving.
Stay connected to one access point till connection fall down while other access point is more close .

When connection fall down TC  try to connect to other one but some times need to reboot.

Is there a way to setting up network cardor roaming decision?

Thanks

Matteo

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DGroves
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wireless coverage is a art in itself, you need to have a professional come in and do a site scan to see what the signal coverage and strength  is , once that is known you may need to move some of the access points or perhaps add some access points. also the wireless units you now have may not be suitable, commerical wireless access points have options to fine tune the coverage that consumer units lack

 

trying to just use a laptop to determine signal strength in a warehouse envrioment is not going to produce a reliable, working wireless network. spend the money to have it done right. in the longrun it will save money and frustration

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Hi and thanks for reply.

I know what you mean about wi-fi, but wew are well equipped.

I used a laptop with a good wi-fi coverage tools.
I checked out entire warehouse to scan lower signal area.
But this is not the problem about coverage.
I try to explain our environment.

Firts, we used ubnt about AP and controller.
For example i have 7 area each one with a dedicated AP.
When working machine is under area 1 and power on the thin client is connecting to AP 1.
When I moved to are 2 or 3 thin client has lower signal but enough to stay connected to AP 1

while I was under the AP 2 or AP 3.

I supposed that's mean the thin client didn't swith to the stronger AP but stay connected to first AP checked till connection fall.

On the widnows laptop you can work around setting up wi-fi card about roam/roaming decision etc.

No setting was found on the thin client.

Thanks

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DGroves
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you are doing what i have seen numerous busnienesses do, trying to use a laptop to determine proper coverage. and as you are finding out it really does not work well does it?

 

i have given you my opinion that having a professional do a site survey of your wireless needs is the proper way to resolve your wireless needs/issues, but it's your money and time. you might resolve the issue by randomly trying things over time or you might not..... either way good luck.

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Yes, it is!

before posted I was not very optimistic because I already spent a lot of time to analyze and test it.
Maybe thin client is not properly setting to move so the hardware is designed based this.
Any way thanks for your support 

Regards,

Matteo

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for the last time, having a wireless site survey done by a professional, gives you a good chance to determine where the problem lies and also determine if the current wi-fi coverage is optimal

 

either do it or don't,...but please stop saying you are qualified to fix the problem you are having because it appears that you are not (and there is nothing wrong with this)

 

currently you have a no idea if the issue is with the thin clients hardware/drivers/ or software settings, or if its related oto the thin client and the access point settings, or current firmware. Or if it's the thin client and signial reflection from several access points that are overlapping

 

the point i'm making is that a site survey can answer many if not all of these potiential problem 's. Sometimes spending the money for a specialist is the proper way to save money in the long run. 

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Sorry but I cannot understand you.
I just said you what I done, so sorry If I tryed to do my best before ask to forum.


This problem can be fix by other user like me with same issue.
I don't know if I'm  qualify to fix it , but only way I have to support Hp is share my experience.
Said that , thanks for you time and support!

 

Matteo

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