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Improving WiFi Client Connectivity Management

Diagram for AP Load BalancingWi-Fi Alliance addresses client steering challenges in WLANs.

WLANs use techniques such as band steering, AP load balancing, and sticky-client prevention for performance optimization. They require directing client connections to specific frequency bands and/or APs, which could be generically called "client steering." Today, these techniques rely on vendor-specific methods using 802.11 protocol constructs that are not primarily designed for client steering. The result is a makeshift approach that lacks robustness and often causes connectivity problems for clients.

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