The same user active directory is shared for multiple connections on different devices

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What may interact in the roaming and persistence of wi-fi connection, if the same user active directory is shared for multiple connections on different devices ?
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grisales uribel

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There is no interaction with regards to roaming or association lifetime between discrete clients (STAs) where the same credentials are used on them, or they have different credentials that map to the same directory account - be it passwords, digital certificates etc.

With 802.1X, it's actually really tricky and technically involved to implement concurrent session limiting to a user even if you want to...

If I have misinterpreted your question, can you frame it a little more clearly?

If you're experiencing an issue, I suggest that you explain what that is so that we can try and identify the cause.
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I explain my setup. I have an SSID that is authenticated against an Active Directory travez about aps that make radius servers.

We have many customers with equipment AIO and all work perfect and never have disconnections, as they are in fixed locations. But I have problems with some tablets that move across the enterprise and are presenting disconnections. The coverage area is excellent and the interference levels are low. The roaming works perfectly when tested from a laptop, because it never disconnected. Instead tablets have 2 or 3 disconnections per day and that is critical for the company. All tablets usuan the same active pa authenticate user directory and thought this is related to disconnections.

We believe that the network card of the tablets have to adjust some parameters, but which actually have nothing to do with this kind of problems.

I appreciate your help with this.
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Which tablet models are you running? 

Are the users experiencing the disassociations moving around a lot or do they, for example, stay relatively close to their desks? If the disassociations are occuring during roams the issue may involve the supported fast roaming protocols supported by the tablets and/or the amount of cell overlap.
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Crowdie is, of course, exactly right.

Take a look at http://www.revolutionwifi.net/revolutionwifi/2012/02/wi-fi-roaming-analysis-part-2-roaming.html for some background information on the types of roaming.