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Contributor II
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Registered: ‎01-16-2010

Best Practices for 802.11k

Does Aruba publish any best practices for 802.11k? It seems like it would be a useful feature, but I notice it is disabled by default. Any reason for this? Should I be turning it on?
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Off by Default.

Lack ofclient support is a big reason why it is not on by default. Some older clients do not respond well to frames with new elements in them.

You should only turn it on if you conduct testing in your environment, and you are satisfied with the results.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Contributor II
Posts: 39
Registered: ‎01-16-2010

Re: Best Practices for 802.11k


Lack ofclient support is a big reason why it is not on by default. Some older clients do not respond well to frames with new elements in them.

You should only turn it on if you conduct testing in your environment, and you are satisfied with the results.




Thanks.

On a related note, can information like this be included in the user's guide (or somewhere), so we can understand the reasons for the defaults and understand the trade-offs involved in the settings?
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Reasons for Defaults

Including the defaults for the settings (which is included for many of the commands) is not a problem. Explaining why defaults are defaults have many, many reasons and the user manual will be 10 times as long for each explanation. Some reasons are based on what people are using now, to make things less disruptive. Others are based on bets that have been made for client interoperability. Some settings depend on others. It is a very, very long story.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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