Wireless wanderings

The impact of 802.11ac vs 802.11n in high density environments

At the beginning of 2014 the 802.11ac specification had just been ratified and home routers supporting  the draft version were already hitting the shelves in the local computer shops. It is interesting to see the difference between how fast 802.11n was adopted back when it was finally ratified in 2009 and how fast it looks like 802.11ac will be… Continue reading The impact of 802.11ac vs 802.11n in high density environments

Hints and Tips

Autonomous AP channel selection

Cisco autonomous access points default to any clear channel including the “non-standard” 2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,12. I believe I heard Aruba’s do too which means you need to disable those channels unless you don’t mind a bit of adjacent channel interference :-). This little gem was mentioned by Blake Krone during his recent podcast: http://nostringsattachedshow.com/2012/09/10/e14-getting-certified/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NSAShow+%28No+Strings+Attached+Show%29