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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

Are there many APs near  those? 

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

The impacted clients are on 2.4Ghz

 

They are what I'm having issues with.

 

Any idea on how to deal with the interference?

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

Thats why i asked you

Do you have many APS around

Maybe non aruba.... lot of linksys or rogue APS around....

 

can you show me the output of

show wms ap list

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

There are another 4 Aruba APs in the area that service about 220 clients on another SSID (802.1x).

 

This is actually one of our cleaner campuses. The nearest neighbors are far enough away that we don't generally see them

 

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00:0b:86:c2:e4:37 1 00:0b:86:ae:45:b3 SDUHSD 7 195 0 valid 0 TP LAB 130
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00:0b:86:c2:e4:37 1 00:24:6c:67:63:01 SDUHSD 19 195 0 valid 0 TP MC1 AP125
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00:0b:86:c2:e4:4b 1 00:0b:86:21:f4:c3 SDUHSD 2 205 63 valid 0 TP Hall Rm 11
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00:0b:86:c2:e4:4b 1 00:0b:86:ae:41:33 SDUHSD 0 205 0 valid 0 TP Hall Rm 51
00:0b:86:c2:e4:4b 1 00:0b:86:ae:41:a0 School 11 205 0 valid 0 TP Hall Rm 54
00:0b:86:c2:e4:4b 1 00:0b:86:ae:41:a3 SDUHSD 0 205 0 valid 0 TP Hall Rm 54
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00:0b:86:c2:e4:4b 1 d8:c7:c8:6d:21:e0 School 0 205 0 valid 0 TP MC IDF

 

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

Okay no rogue aps that could be causing interference


I advice you one thing

1-Open a support case with the TAC

 

I will keep helping you but WHILE i telll you other things, to help, start and open a case so you waste less time, i mean in case im not able to help you at all. 

Also the information that we collect it will be useful for the TAC.

So for now you can send them the information of the channel retry rate... so they can see how high is it.

 

Do you have RF protect license?

We could try using the Spectrum analyzer to see if we can find the source of the interference...

 

What you got here is too much 802.11 Interference... or at lesat it looks like it... the noise looks good so there is not too much non 802.11 interference, or really high utilization on the channel?. 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

Also run and show me the output of

show ap active (this would be nice if you could show the output when users actually connected to the WLAN, dont show me this output when noone is connected please)(also the name of the AP that having issues)

show ap arm history ip-addr <ip address of ap>

show ap arm neighbors ip-addr <ip address of ap>

show ap debug radio-stats ip-addr <ip address of ap> radio 1 advanced | include Busy

 

When showing the output try to use the insert code maybe i can see the output better with that... becasue if you just paste it i wont understand...

 

 

 

 

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

Another quetions

Your devices are not 5ghz Capable?

 

I had an scenario kind like this... it was a client on a buidlling with lot and lot of neighbor doing him interference... for my luck all his clients or at least 90 % of them were 5ghz capable...  so band steering helped me there... for some reason the other Aruba partner that did that implementation,  configued him just to use the 2.4ghz band... when he had dual band APS....I reconfigured it and use both bands and activated band steering... After that he said that it was much much better and well he was happy with the results.

I showed him the interference and how hight it was on the 2.4ghz with a fluke air checker we got.  And well problem solved but thats in that specific case in which he had almost all the clients capable of 5ghz.

 

The good thing is that he was planning changing to cisco because of it but well now he is not planning that anymore :)

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

I also find really really weird that just happens to that single AP.

 

This just actuallly to this APs or on some other Areas?

 

If it just happens to THAT single AP you could try changing it to see if it something happening to the AP.   Maybe switching with a good known AP that doesnt give you issues.

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

> Do you have RF protect license?

 

Nope - we're running Aruba OS 5.x because our controllers wont run 6.x

 

> I also find really really weird that just happens to that single AP.
> This just actuallly to this APs or on some other Areas?

 

It happens a few another areas too. This one is just my biggest headache now because it's slowing down our lunch lines... this is also the area where the problem seems to be the worst.

 

> If it just happens to THAT single AP you could try changing it to see if it something happening to the AP.   Maybe switching with a good known AP that doesnt give you issues.

 

I've already done that.

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Re: Clients drop off of wireless network

Do you have drop broadcast and multicast configured on all your virtual APS?
If your PSK wlan only services 2.4 GHz clients please make sure in the virtual AP it is only broadcasting on the g band. Can you also make sure that PSK network is only being broadcast on the access points that need them by using ap groups?

Dropping broadcasts will decrease contention, retries and congestion.
Only broadcasting in the 2.4 band will decrease management overhead.
Only broadcasting that wlan on the access points that need it will reduce management overhead, as well.


You could have a contention issue

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