Wireless Access

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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-23-2012

Ping Timouts.

I seem to be getting approx 2/3 ping timeouts per 100, pinging numerous devices from different areas of an enterprise network.

 

Is this unusual?

Aruba
Posts: 1,368
Registered: ‎12-12-2011

Re: Ping Timouts.

No...this is not unusual in an enterprise wifi network.  wireless is a shared half duplex medium as of today.  In addition, using ARM, each AP will also be doing some minimal background scanning.  Finally, ping is a low priority for the controller.  Some drops are quite normal and expected.  A better test is iPerf using TCP/UDP.

 

If it gets to be excessive, please see this thread for some guidance:

 

http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Unified-Wired-Wireless-Access/ping-drops/m-p/26762/highlight/true#M115

Seth R. Fiermonti
Consulting Systems Engineer - ACCX, ACDX, ACMX
Email: seth@hpe.com
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