Roaming to same BSSID as currently associated behaviour.

Ben Greear greearb
Mon Nov 18 14:32:27 PST 2013

On 11/18/2013 02:25 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> 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.

For my purposes I want more control over it, so I guess the 'roam' cli
command will be best.


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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