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Dual interface enabled AP's, LACP or Not

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  • 1.  Dual interface enabled AP's, LACP or Not

    Posted Jul 20, 2022 04:27 AM

    What is the real word benefits (for all, administrator and most important: users)

    for either method of connecting such an AP, with LACP or not,

    hence the fact an AP's is working fine in both scenarios.



  • 2.  RE: Dual interface enabled AP's, LACP or Not

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jul 20, 2022 06:11 AM
    Is the access point connected to the same switch?
    LACP is for redundancy and throughput.  In most cases, however,  wifi contention and the inability to use 80mhz wide channels at density would prevent an access point from taxing a single interface consistently.

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  • 3.  RE: Dual interface enabled AP's, LACP or Not

    Posted Jul 20, 2022 06:19 AM

    as seen from the user's perspective, what's the best for them ? when they are connected ?




  • 4.  RE: Dual interface enabled AP's, LACP or Not

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jul 20, 2022 06:24 AM
    In my opinion, if the user is not using 80mhz channels, wifi contention will throttle performance before a singe gigabit ethernet port will.  

    Users will not see a difference from my perspective.  Others can answer with their perspective.

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  • 5.  RE: Dual interface enabled AP's, LACP or Not

    Posted Jul 20, 2022 06:34 AM

    Thank you for your opinion.

    But it is a new world with WI-FI 6 & 6E (6Ghz), and 160mhz.

    I assume the Aruba engineering core has put two interface with two operation modes there, for a reason.

    Why not honor there interest and effort, for the feature and actually use it.




  • 6.  RE: Dual interface enabled AP's, LACP or Not

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jul 20, 2022 06:41 AM
    There are other reasons for a second interface, like secure-jack where you can uplink wired clients through an access point.  You only asked about lacp.

    Not everybody uses every feature;  I am just saying that users in some situations will have a practical use for LACP and others will not.

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  • 7.  RE: Dual interface enabled AP's, LACP or Not

    Posted Jul 20, 2022 07:41 AM