How to assign AP's to client balance as well as to band steer


I am trying to add 3 AP's to load balance as well as to do bandsteering, but i can add AP's to either load balance or to band steer , but not able to do both......


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The system only allows for one or the other, both cannot be configured at the same time.

Reference - https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-set-up-a-Band-Preference-Group-Band...
Doug wrote:

The system only allows for one or the other, both cannot be configured at the same time.

Reference - https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-set-up-a-Band-Preference-Group-Band...

OK.... the reason why I thought of this is I am seeing roamed as "NO" for all users in active clients list.....even after enabling mobility... any other alternative?
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Doug wrote:

The system only allows for one or the other, both cannot be configured at the same time.

Reference - https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-set-up-a-Band-Preference-Group-Band...

Sorry I don't get it - why should roamed be "yes" just because you've turned on mobility?

"...any other alternative?" - could you please tell us what your problem is that requires to have both load balance AND band steering enabled.
I am not able to see atleast one client out of 80 in the active clients list - roamed as "yes".... how to confirm roaming is working or not. I want to achieve end users should bandsteer so that those whose devices Support 5ghz ac can get connected to ac and users should be balanced across ap's which are nearby..
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Ok in short... "roamed" is only yes if inter-controller roaming is going on.

i.e. client#1 connected to AP#1 which is local to controller#1 roams to AP#2 on controller#2.

If you've a big conference room you'd need to decide whether to run load or band steering.
As Dough mentioned both isn't possible.

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