I'm looking for the best optimal setup for a wireless ESS made up of 8 access points configured with the same SSID for easy transitioning for users as they walk around a shop.
Our current setup is 8 AP's, same model, 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 signal compatible AP's. Each configured with Same SSID and authentication/encryption. Currently WPA-PSK, AES encryption.
At first we manually configured channels to prevent overlap, that was a disaster. Changed to Auto for channels, and it seemed to resolve the problem for the most part.
We still have multiple laptops that "randomly" drop connection. Particularly those with similar signal strength to two or more AP's.