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IAP interference issue.

  • 1.  IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 01:17 PM

    Hi all,

     

    In one of my client place, they are facing interference issue with IAP 105.

    Result :- extremly slow network.

     

    Please give me some suggestion on how to minimize interference.....

     

    I attached two screenshot here regarding this issue.

     

    interferance.jpg

     

     

    interferance1.jpg



  • 2.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 01:19 PM

    You have a large number of SSIDs. Are all of these enabled on most of the APs?



  • 3.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 01:20 PM

    Yeah all are enabled.



  • 4.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 01:25 PM

    Is there the problem coming from ?



  • 5.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 01:28 PM

    More SSIDs= more traffic=reduced throughput.

     

    Show us the page with the AP Utilization on it.



  • 6.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 01:32 PM

    But most of the user use that corp SSID  [Myconnect+].

     

    And rest of are not so much used



  • 7.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 01:42 PM

    Those SSIDs are still beaconing at the lowest rate, and that creates traffic utilization:

     

     

     

    Please see this traffic calculator by Andrew Von Nagy here:  http://www.revolutionwifi.net/blog/p/ssid-overhead-calculator.html

     

    In addition, if those SSIDs share a VLAN, copies of each broadcast are sent to all of those SSIDs.

     



  • 8.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 01:54 PM

    Thanks cjoseph.

     

    i'll give a try in tomorrow morning.

     

    BTW they are facing sticky client issue also. [client match and clent aware both are enabled]



  • 9.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 02:13 PM

    Another big problem that you have is that you are bonding channels on the 2.4ghz side.  That by itself will cause massive  interference.  You need to Disable Wide channel bands before your network melts:

     

    bonding1.png

    bonding2.png

     

    If you are having roaming issues, you need to make sure that the ARM min is as 12 and maximum at 18 to start.  Clientmatch does not help roaming.  It tries to help after the client has already roamed, but getting the maximum and minimum power correct is crucial for roaming to work properly BEFORE clientmatch works.



  • 10.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 02:18 PM

    Thanks for your reply.

     

    could you please tell me where can i disable this wide channel bands.

     

    some doc regarding this will be helpfull



  • 11.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 02:23 PM


  • 12.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 30, 2015 02:29 PM

    Thanks a lot cjoseph.

     

    i'll try this also.



  • 13.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 08:11 AM

    hopefully the tips will help you get a better network.

     

    i have a question about your initial post, what part of the screenshots do you believe indicate an issue? the high number of interfering APs?



  • 14.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 08:14 AM

    ofcourse the higher number of interfering APs



  • 15.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 08:49 AM

    but those haven't changed due to changes you made right? and now it does works better?

     

    there isn't a whole lot you can do about interfering APs, they are the APs that are also in the area and if you can't convince their owners to turn them off they are there to stay.



  • 16.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 09:01 AM

    Thanks boneyard for suggestion,

     

    the client only creating noise by making so many SSID, so i turned off some of them and also told them to request to there employee not to turn on there mobile/laptop hotspot.

     

    the place is very congested and so many SSID are broadcasting by neighbouring client and they are the diff oraganization ,

     

    i dont know how long this solution will give them support.



  • 17.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 09:05 AM
    Suman,

    The foreign SSIDs that are broadcasting do not degrade the WiFi as much as everyone thinks, unless the foreign access points are between your users and your access points.

    Your BIG problem was the 6 or 7 SSIDs that was being broadcast on your OWN access points and you were running 40 MHz channels in the 2.4 GHz band.

    In addition, immunity should only be changed under the direction of TAC in an extreme environment.


  • 18.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 09:14 AM

    Sorry cjoseph,

    i dont know that immunity should changed under the directon of TAC, thats why i increased it to 4.

     

    I also disabled [NONE] that wide channel , and now they are broadcating 5 SSID



  • 19.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 09:29 AM

    Suman,

     

    Interference immunity should not be changed unless there is severe non-wifi interference.  You do not have that problem.



  • 20.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 09:33 AM

    sorry i forgot one things, once ARUBA TAC changed it to 4 and  i thought me only changed that.

     

    Is there any problem if it's in 4?

     



  • 21.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 10:12 AM

    If TAC asked you to change it, they must have seen a reason.



  • 22.  RE: IAP interference issue.

    Posted Jan 31, 2015 11:46 AM

    Thanks cjoseph