Roaming problems

Lars Ericsson Lars_Ericsson
Wed Apr 23 10:12:14 PDT 2008

> > Currently this is what happens most of the time, when all 
> ioclts had 
> > been issued from the driver, it drops current 
> > authentication/association atempts and start with the new 
> one. Most of the times that works fine.
> > 
> > But sometimes, when for any reason the 3 ioctls get delayed, the 
> > driver may success to associate with the old BSSID (since that is 
> > still valid in the driver). Then when all 3 ioctls has been 
> received, 
> > including the new BSSID, the driver re-starts the 
> > authentication/association sequence with the new BSSID.
> > 
> > The problem is that the STA already have a valid 
> association with the 
> > first AP. In this case the new BSSID silently ignores any 
> > authentication/association attempts. My believe is that it 
> knows that 
> > the STA already have a valid association.
> Uh huh. Aren't we disassociating when we change to a new bssid?

I think the best way would be check the trace I attached in the first post.


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