Hello, this question is about configuring a Hitachi WirelessIP-5000 WiFi phone to use with Asterisk (really, its all about the phone and not specific to Asterisk at all )
We are trying to use these phones in a multi-level building and are suffering bad network access. We’ve put several access points (Linksys wireless routers) around the building and all of these networks are visible from the phone. The problem is that to get the phone to use these networks, I have set them up with multiple “configs” within the phone setup. Each config for a different network. The configs have priorities. It seems that the phone will hang on to one network as long as there is any signal strength from it, even if a closer network has a significantly stronger signal. Once the user starts talking, then network connection fails, and then the phone goes off-line for about 10-30 seconds before reconnecting to the existing call on the other network. This is a real pain in the butt.
If anyone has suggestions on how to handle this I would really appreciate it. I cannot find anything regarding this on the web. If I knew “tcole” from the wiki’s email address, I’d email him, because in his comment on this phone he comments on using the phones in a multiple accesspoint set up…