I have no idea if this would trigger some of the behaviors I’ve been seeing, but I noticed something odd today when I was reviewing my network events. It seems the hub has been psychotically roaming between 4 of my APs. It was roaming roughly every 2 minutes, though sometimes it was as frequent as twice in a minute.
I’m actually surprised it could even reach a couple of the APs because I’ve tried to position them and set their radio levels low enough that things should be fairly “cellularized”. And the hub is literally sitting about 4 feet away from one of the APs. I’m somewhat baffled as to what would cause it to try and roam at all, let alone roam at that frantic rate.
To try and tame the hub I just created a new SSID just for the hub and assigned it only to the AP that’s 4’ away from it. We’ll see if that improves things at all.
FWIW, I know that some devices don’t like when you share an SSID between 2G and 5G, so I have always had separate SSIDs for my 2G and 5G networks. And as mentioned, I’ve worked hard at setting power levels and channel frequencies to cellularize the system as much as possible. Also note that the equipment I use is from Ubiquiti. I can list the exact equipment and configs if it would help.
I have a lot of IoT and other devices with cheap networking, and this is the first time I’ve seen behavior like this.