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Contributor I
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-27-2013

Should I disable the g radio if all the VAP's in the group are a only?

Hi,

 

I am looking for an answer to this question:

 

If there are no VAP's in a group allowing g access yet the radio is enabled, is the AP still affecting the RF environment in 2.4GHz? I have a very dense AP deployment so in many cases I will set the 2.4GHz radio to airmonitor if I am not using any g radio VAP's in the group. I am moving some VAP's to a only and these exist in many groups so do I need to go round and disable the g radio if it is not required to reduce interference?

 

thanks

 

Stewart

MVP
Posts: 4,238
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Should I disable the g radio if all the VAP's in the group are a only?

 

 

You are on the right track , make the VAP just to serve .11a clients 

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 6.52.21 AM.png

 

And on the 802.11g radio make an Air Monitor so it can provide more information about the RF environment on the 802.11g band

 

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 6.51.31 AM.png

 

Note: Make sure you test this before you enable this , so you don't end up creating coverage holes in that area

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Contributor I
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-27-2013

Re: Should I disable the g radio if all the VAP's in the group are a only?

Thanks Victor, but the question I am asking is if I leave the g radio enabled, am I still affecting the g RF environment even though there are no VAP's associated with the radio? I understand that there will be no beacons as there are no SSID's on g radio but is there anything else to consider?

MVP
Posts: 4,238
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Should I disable the g radio if all the VAP's in the group are a only?

 

That's correct. 

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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