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TitleWireless clients are facing connection drops while roaming
Symptoms
Old Apple devices are unable to roam seamlessly between access points when Fast transition is enabled on the WLAN. IPad generation one and two have this issue. The newer generation IPads do not have this issue.
Environment
  • ExtremeWireless
  • IdentiFi Wireless
Cause
IPad generation one and two do not support 802.11r. 
Resolution
In a mixed environment with old and new devices, it is recommended to have 802.11r (Fast transition) disabled as the devices that do not support 802.11r will have trouble connecting to the WLAN.

Alternatively, create a separate WLAN for devices that do support 802.11r.

 
Additional notes
You will find the list of Apple devices that support 802.11 r in this link -  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202628  

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