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Re: Signal strength WPA2-Enterprise vs Open WLAN

@cjoseph.  Related to this, would you recommend using local probe request threshold?  As I understand it, it prevents clients from receibing a probe response from the AP if the signal quality is too low.  If you do recommend this, what would you set this threshold to on a conservative level and on an agressive level?  I would like to start conservatively.  But, in case I need to get aggressive, I would like to know what is recommended to work my way up to.  I understand that if you set it to high then no one will be able to connect.

 

Also, if I enable this, is it just a matter of setting the threshold or do I need to enable something else?  I am running ArubaOS 6.1.3.0.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Signal strength WPA2-Enterprise vs Open WLAN


@jcrouch wrote:

@cjoseph.  Related to this, would you recommend using local probe request threshold?  As I understand it, it prevents clients from receibing a probe response from the AP if the signal quality is too low.  If you do recommend this, what would you set this threshold to on a conservative level and on an agressive level?  I would like to start conservatively.  But, in case I need to get aggressive, I would like to know what is recommended to work my way up to.  I understand that if you set it to high then no one will be able to connect.

 

Also, if I enable this, is it just a matter of setting the threshold or do I need to enable something else?  I am running ArubaOS 6.1.3.0.

 

Thanks!


jcrouch,

 

First, you have to determine if the access point is indeed broadcasting significantly different signal strength.  This will occur because the 2.4ghz spectrum propagates better than the 5ghz spectrum in certain circumstances.  If you do not have that problem you would not need to use the local probe response threshold parameter.

 

If you do choose to use the local probe respondse threshold parameter, 30 is a good number to start off with.  Anything higher, like 35 is more aggressive.

 

Just like any parameter that you change from the default, you must monitor your client behavior so make sure that you are not adversely affecting clients, because they do not all respond uniformly to such changes.

 


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Re: Signal strength WPA2-Enterprise vs Open WLAN

I have installed InSSIDer please guide what signal range is minimum, Average and Maximum Signal level should be maintained inside the covering area of WLAN

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Syed Murad Ali
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Re: Signal strength WPA2-Enterprise vs Open WLAN

The range is arbitrary.  We want to just make sure that the signal strength on two SSIDs on the same AP are similar.

 


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Re: Signal strength WPA2-Enterprise vs Open WLAN

Reference to this case You are right. But for the sake of general knowledge i want to know what Signal strength is good for WLAN

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Syed Murad Ali
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Re: Signal strength WPA2-Enterprise vs Open WLAN

It is all relative.  Connect to an access point in your environment where you are getting good performance.  Measure the signal strength.  That will be your good signal.

 

Quite a few things affect signal strength and you need to baseline your environment to see what is good for you.

 


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Re: Signal strength WPA2-Enterprise vs Open WLAN

Thank Joseph,

 

You are so kind and helping, Infact You are my Wireless Techonology Teacher Now :-)

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Syed Murad Ali
ACMP ACMA CCNA
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