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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎05-17-2017

rf management

I'm in a k12 environment with 5 sites, 350 ap's (205,205h,215), and a 7210 controller.

An ap in every classroom and down the halls.

 

I want to just enable 2.4 mainly on the ones i the hall.

What is the easiest / cleanest way to accomplish this?

 

Tom

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Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: rf management

I'm curious as to what you're hoping to accomplish with this division.

 

If I were going to do it, I'd make a group for the 2.4 only access points and then set the radio profiles to force 2.4.

 

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: rf management

The "easy" way would be to have the ap-groups that all of your APs in, the radio profile for 802.11g would be set to disable.  You can then create a radio profile that has 802.11g enabled and use the AP-Specific setting to apply it to radios where you want the 2.4ghz band.

 

On a side note:If you have APs in each room you would not put any APs in the hall, because it would create too much cochannel interference.  Typically there is enough RF to cover the halls where fewer people would be...



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎05-17-2017

Re: rf management

So create a group for 5ghz and another for 2.4 per site?

Ie my primary school has 63 radios (in group CPS) and I want to run 2.4 only on 40. Make a CPS_24 group that has a rf profile for both radios and turn off 2.4 on the other group?

 

Aruba was given the maps and this is what they came up with. That is the down side of vendors "placing" aps. They want to sell you as many as possible. 

 

Attached is a map of one of my halls. Squares are 205h and circilars are 215.


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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: rf management

If "Aruba" came up with the design, you should continue to work with them on the rest of the design, quite frankly.  We are just guessing what would be best based on the limited information in your post.

 

Why do you only want 2.4ghz band in hallway access points, and maybe we can come up with a solution?



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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎05-17-2017

Re: rf management

Rf management with minimal interference.

 

How does 19 radios in that short distance work without major interference on 3 channels?

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