Roaming to same BSSID as currently associated behaviour.

Dan Williams dcbw
Mon Nov 18 14:25:49 PST 2013

On Sun, 2013-11-17 at 19:11 -0800, Ben Greear wrote:
> On 11/17/2013 02:05 AM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 09:01:45PM -0800, Ben Greear wrote:
> >> When wpa_cli asks to roam to a BSSID, if the station is currently
> >> associated with that BSSID it disconnects, scans, and re-associates.
> >>
> >> Should it perhaps instead just do nothing if it is already associated
> >> to the BSSID that was requested in the roam command?
> >
> > The roam command is for testing purposes only and I don't see why this
> > would need to be modified. If you do not want to trigger that operation,
> > don't issue the command..
> Ok, that sounds fine, and seems to function well in practice.
> But, what is the preferred method of roaming if the roam command is
> just for testing purposes?

Use one of the bgscan plugins and let the supplicant handle roaming
itself based on signal strength.  Or if it's a fullmac driver, the
driver will handle roaming.


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