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Managed Wifi Roaming with Raspberry pi, Help?


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#1 pomtom44

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:56 AM

Hey all
I think this is the right place to put this thread, but feel free to move if iv put it in the wrong place.

If you know of Ubiquity's managed wifi, and zero handoff, allowing for roaming between access points without loosing connection.
Alot of other WiFi controllers have similar ideas, cisco etc.
The common factor is all the access points are controlled by a central controller which manages all the AP's

Now my question
I know this isnt the most optimal way of doing things, so please leave out the comments of "Dont use R-Pi's" or "Why not buy one of these..."
Im doing this as a learning experiment and for a bit of fun.

I know how to turn a raspberry pi into an access point, using a usb wifi and onboard ethernet, and how to set it so DHCP is managed by the network and not the R-PI
But what im looking into now is a way to set a few pi's up and use them as a managed network with a central control pi managing the roaming, ssid's passwords etc.

Iv tried to google it, but everything I find is talking about how to setup the Rpi as a wifi ap, or setting it up as a wifi repeater using two usb wifi adaptors. Which is not what im wanting.
Any input or direction would be great.
OR if you have no idea what im going on about, let me know and I can try re-explain myself.

Thanks in advance


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 16 November 2017 - 06:43 PM.
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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:17 PM

I don't think this is the best place on BC for your topic either but to help me decide, what OS are you running on your pi(s) ?

 

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#3 pomtom44

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:26 PM

I don't think this is the best place on BC for your topic either but to help me decide, what OS are you running on your pi(s) ?

 

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I usually run the latest Rasbian whenever I do a project, But im open to other OS's if there is one which does what im looking for.
I know there are lots of custom OS builds made with custom software installed as part of the OS, such as PiHole (First example which came to mind)



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:46 AM

Have a look at this document. It might help you in your quest :)

http://www.cse.wustl.edu/~jain/theses/ftp/yijianms.pdf
 

Hth!

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