Question

How to prioritize WLAN\SSID from one AP

  • 9 July 2019
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Userlevel 6
Hello, all!

There 2 SSID's on 1 AP (3805).
Both of them - open.
But SSID1 with hotspot function based on Mikrotik - to connect, you have to watch a video ad (commercial).
SSID2 - without.

Main issue - after device sleep or after every Wi-Fi enabling on client-device this device automatically connecting to SSID2. But Customer want that devices have to connecting to SSID1 first.
Devices remember both SSID's.

Issue tested on devices:
present - Apple, Meizu, Huawei
don't present - Samsung, Xiaomi

Ideas?

Thank you!

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Userlevel 5
Alexandr,

If they are both open, I would recommend re-naming SSID1 if possible, and make sure it is alphabetically first before SSID2.

Example:
AHotspot (SSID1)
ANotaHotspot SSID2)

In testing an iphone and a Windows 10 laptop (Dell with Intel 8265) they both connected to the first alphabetical SSID in the list if they are both open.

Thanks,
Jason
Userlevel 6
Alexandr,

If they are both open, I would recommend re-naming SSID1 if possible, and make sure it is alphabetically first before SSID2.

Example:
AHotspot (SSID1)
ANotaHotspot SSID2)

In testing an iphone and a Windows 10 laptop (Dell with Intel 8265) they both connected to the first alphabetical SSID in the list if they are both open.

Thanks,
Jason


Hello, Jason!

Names of SSIDs is SOHO and test-wifi.
In alphabet S (SOHO) is first, but client first connecting to test-wifi.

Thank you!
Userlevel 6
Alexandr

It's up to the client which SSID it connects to, some operating systems allow an ordering of SSID's.

The best solution is to "forget" the undesired SSID on the device.

-Gareth

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