Fast Roaming – brief definition
In home networks with multiple access points, Fast Roaming ensures fast, smooth switching of Wi-Fi clients from one access point to the next. This means that users benefit from the strongest Wi-Fi signal – without annoying interruptions during the signal change.
If a home network has several access points, Wi-Fi devices must decide which connection to use. During the so-called handover (switch of access point), the connection may be interrupted for a short time. This is where fast roaming comes into play.
What is Fast Roaming?
Fast Roaming ensures fast, smooth switching of Wi-Fi clients from one access point to the next. By caching certain authentication data, this feature speeds up the login process when switching between access points and minimizes disruptions in data traffic.
End devices and home network users thus always benefit from the strongest WLAN signal – without annoying interruptions, for example, during VoIP (Voice over IP) or streaming while moving within the home network.