Do the WAPs change client association decisions based on portal physical topo map?

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jmaxwellUSAF
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Do the WAPs change client association decisions based on portal physical topo map?

Hello.

 

I read somewhere that the Meraki portal's physical topology map influences the portal LAN controller's artificial intelligence decisions on association, load distributing, roaming.

 

1. Is this true?

 

2. How can I confirm that these WAP decisions are being influenced by the Meraki Portal as discussed?

 

Thank you.

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Brash
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Sound like you're referencing the client balancing feature. Clients can be steered to the best available AP based on load, # of clients connected and other factors.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Other_Topics/Client_Balancing

 

Mind you, the feature doesn't always play nicely, especially with older clients.

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Brash
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Sound like you're referencing the client balancing feature. Clients can be steered to the best available AP based on load, # of clients connected and other factors.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Other_Topics/Client_Balancing

 

Mind you, the feature doesn't always play nicely, especially with older clients.

alemabrahao
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Yes and no, there are features that help the customer in deciding which AP to connect, but the decision is still up to the customer.

 

Unfortunately you can't confirm it.

I am not a Cisco Meraki employee. My suggestions are based on documentation of Meraki best practices and day-to-day experience.

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