Wireless Access

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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?

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:



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