Wireless Access

Occasional Contributor I

fair-access vs. preferred-access

Just wondering what results those who are running in dorm environments are seeing with fair-access vs. preferred-access for their station shaping policy.  We have ~15% a and g clients still so I'm not sure which is the better option for our case.

Re: fair-access vs. preferred-access

Well since noone answered you ill try to asnwer


Okay you got fair access and preferred access


In fair access each clien get the same amount of air time this is good when you need equal access to network in a mix of 802.11g/802.11n regarless their capacibilities...

In preferred access well the faster clients i mean for example n clients do not get penalized by slower clients...For example a 802.11g will get more airtime than a 802.11b.


It is recommended that in high density areas you use fair access, you can read it on  High density VRD


Its a lot of good info in there.. its a lot of reading... i have not read it all yet myself but its really helpful!!


Hope this helps you



Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
Search Airheads
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: