Defaults and wireless


  • Service Provider

    How do I not have hundreds of more clients when people like this exist?

    The guy has a mid to high density deployment. and leaves things set to auto? Really?

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  • Really? the Auto doesn't work in Ubiquiti's controller? That sucks. It works pretty well in my Cisco gear. (not Meraki).


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    @Dashrender said:

    Really? the Auto doesn't work in Ubiquiti's controller? That sucks. It works pretty well in my Cisco gear. (not Meraki).

    That is not the point. You never want to trust auto settings in a high density deployment.

    There is simply too much RF going on. Each time an AP reboots for one reason or another, it will detect and then potentially pick a new channel. WHich then messes up the balance for the ones that were not rebooted, etc.



  • If they are all on the same controller, why does rebooting affect the others? Isn't the controller suppose to managing that?


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    @Dashrender said:

    If they are all on the same controller, why does rebooting affect the others? Isn't the controller suppose to managing that?

    The point of auto is to have the AP detect what channels are in use around it and pick the best one. That will obviously be different each time any AP reboots. When the first one reboots, it will immediately affect the ones next to it as the signal drops and the unit around it detect a difference. Then once it powers back on, it has to detect what is around it and then determine what channel to use.

    High density deployments are much different beasts than an office building with 3 or 4 AP scattered around for coverage.