I understand which Apple devices support wireless AP handoffs, though when roaming around our office with my Macbook Pro it usually takes my mac about 5 minutes to actually assess which access point may be more optimal and to trigger a handoff.

Is there a way to increase the frequency of handoff scans, or simply decrease the time it takes for the system to detect there is a better access point?

As I mentioned it's a MacBook Pro with Yosemite preinstalled. It's the second newest version (as in the version that is one iteration behind the newly announced MacBook Pros).

  • If it takes 5 min to switch they are not same SSID/AP/Chanel ect types.
    – Ruskes
    Mar 23, 2015 at 4:46
  • @Buscar웃 it's the same AP going from b/g/n to ac Mar 23, 2015 at 4:48
  • The actual switching should not be more than 30 seconds, so something else is in play here. What is your OS X ? do you have single SSID profile or multiple?
    – Ruskes
    Mar 23, 2015 at 5:19
  • 10.10, and just a single. Mar 23, 2015 at 5:20
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    @Qix It's called 'minrssi', and it's manually configured in a text file. Visit the community site, there should be more information.
    – mspasov
    Mar 23, 2015 at 17:14


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