in default configuration the 6Ghz Band seems to be not used for anything.
I guess it could be used for SSID with enabling "RF band 6Ghz" under advanced options --> 802.11
But as there are not much end devices supporting this band, I would like to use this for the mesh network, so that mesh traffic and client traffic does not interfere each other.
So does anyone knows, how to choose the 6Ghz for Mesh Traffic?
Thanks and kind regardsRobert
Mesh doesn't support WPA3 - I did open an innovation request some longer time ago
Mesh - offer WPA3 encryption in addition to | Aruba Innovation Zone (arubanetworks.com)Maybe a good opportunity to get some additional votes for this.....
@Jochem:You got my vote. Additionally I created a new idea (Aruba IAP Virtual Controller: Mesh on 6Ghz | Aruba Innovation Zone (arubanetworks.com)), which does only focus on Wifi6 and Mesh, independent of WPA3. But i added a link to your idea. Votes are welcome :-)
Our WLAN clients do authenticate by WPA2-Enterprise / clearpass with client certificates
6GHz band requires WPA3 - so I guess as soon as this will be support for MESH you can set it up utilizing 6GHz band (but just a guess) as the IAP-387 (the special p2p devices offering also 60GHz is designed for MESH)
you go my vote as well ;) - just to be on the save side
@Herman:Too bad :-(
Then the 6Ghz Band will be unused for many years, as we do not own any device capable of Wifi 6e / 6 Ghz.Not really thinking it will help, as I did not seen any reaction from aruba to the ideas in the innovation zone..., but I created a innovation zone idea: Aruba IAP Virtual Controller: Mesh on 6Ghz | Aruba Innovation Zone (arubanetworks.com)
I just received a mail regarding my innovation idea - I want to share here:
To Robert G below (or above me), we do support WPA3 mesh in 6Ghz today (we have to actually), so for your use case should you wish to reserve mesh for 6Ghz and provide dual-band Wi-Fi to clients, you could do that with (I think) 8.10 and the AP-635 (it might be 8.11 for most effectiveness). Mixing mesh and client access on 6Ghz would not be advised, both due to limit on BSSIDs but also the impact to mesh traffic.To the original OP, we do have enhacement requests in process to start offering WPA3 for mesh in all bands, but is going to take some time as we need to build it with support for transition mode in a few cases, which is what is taking longer to build. But we expect to have support for mesh in all bands using WPA3 long-term.
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