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Master AP Overhead

I'm wondering how much extra work a AP has to do with being the Master controller for a mesh? Would it be enough to impact performance?

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Re: Master AP Overhead

How many APs in the cluster?  If it is only a few, there is not alot of overhead.


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Re: Master AP Overhead

Can one conclude that the higher end model should not always be the preferred master in certain situations?

 

Say you have a 335 and a 305, the 335 serves 50+ clients with many streaming HD content, while the 305 is in a area serving only a few phones. In this situation, is it better to set the 305 as the preferred master to offload VC tasks on the 335?

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Re: Master AP Overhead

You should make the AP335 the preferred master, because it has more CPU to handle being a VC and its regular duties as an AP.  Again, this should only be considered if you have considerably high CPU on your Virtual Controller AP.


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