Hi there! I support a couple of large shared space co-working locations (think of giant coffee shops on steroids). These locations can host over 200 people and the space is a combination of open floorplan, very large meeting rooms (host over 100 people) and 10 - 15 small to medium meeting rooms / offices (host 2 to 10 people). The space is about 5K sq ft and is located in a very RF busy environment. We currently have a full Meraki stack (MX80, MS320, and 6 MR32 AP) and with band-steering, push as many devices to 5GHz. However, I've had to really throttle the AP transmit power to help with client/AP stickiness issues as people roam about the space. Before making changes, clients would connect to an AP on one side of the space and stick to that AP even though they roamed to the other side of the space. Their device had just enough signal strength to the far-away AP that they would flip to a much closer AP. Now after the changes, the signal strength for anything but the closest AP is very low, which has helped most clients roam from one AP to another. But now this has created a problem where in some of the meeting rooms, the signal strength of the closest AP is low, which causes drops, higher latency, and slow performance. This is like a catch-22!! Any thoughts on this?
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