Controller-less WLANs

How to find non-wifi interference using Instant AP?

Environment : This article applies to Aruba Instant Access Points.

 

Answer : Non-wifi interference typically don't work cooperatively with 802.11 devices, and can cause significant loss of throughput. Devices include microwave ovens, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, wireless video cameras, outdoor microwave links, wireless game controllers, Zigbee devices, fluorescent lights, WiMAX, and so on.

Instant GUI, provides an easier way to for non-wifi devices. With an IAP in the Spectrum Monitor once can have a tap on non-wifi devices on 2.4 GHz and 5.0 Ghz
channel.

1. Change the mode of an AP to Spectrum Monitor. As shown below:

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2. Reboot the access point. As you see below, we can selectively reboot the AP instead of reboot the whole IAP cluster.

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3. Once the IAP is rebooted, on the Instant GUI, click on "Spectrum" and we can see the non-wifi interference as shown below:

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