I'm having AP1 in our home. I've recently bought AP2 to expand our Wi-Fi coverage. Now AP1 and AP2 is about 13 metres (43 feet) and 4 walls away from each other.
Let's say I connect to AP1 then walk over to AP2. At this point I'm still being connected to AP1 even though its signal is super-weak and the signal of AP2 hits through the roof. I only get auto-connected to AP2 if I walk further away from AP1 so its signal completely dies.
I'd expect to get auto-connected to whichever AP has the strongest signal level wherever I am. This is apparently not the case. In many ways the current situation is worse than before setting up AP2.
I've tried to set up same and different channels and Wi-Fi modes on these APs without success.
Is there any way to improve the switchover?
AP1: ASUS WL500GPv2 (running OpenWrt)
AP2: TP-LINK TL-WA701ND (operating in access point mode using a different SSID)
Test device 1: Samsung Galaxy S2
Test device 2: Apple iPad 2