Wi-Fi Roaming Aggressiveness

Last Reviewed: 15-Nov-2017
Article ID: 000005546

Wi-Fi roaming aggressiveness is the rate that your Wi-Fi client automatically selects and switches to another access point or router with better signal quality. If you have trouble connecting to the closest router, or your wireless adapter tries connecting to different routers, check the roaming aggressiveness setting on your adapter.

Define how aggressively your Wi-Fi client roams to improve connection to an access point. Click Use default value to balance between not roaming and performance.

  • Lowest: Your wireless client doesn't roam. Only significant link quality degradation causes it to roam to another access point.
  • Medium-Low or Medium-High: Allow roaming.
  • Medium: Balanced setting between not roaming and performance.
  • Highest: Your Wi-Fi client continuously tracks the link quality. If any degradation occurs, it tries to find and roam to a better access point.
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