- Bronze, 100 points or more
Curious to know if anyone is deploying LWAPP Auto-RF just for Dynamic Channel Allocation (DCA), not for Dynamic Transmit Power Control (DTPC).
We have a dense deployment of APs (ten floors of a hospital in a 4-leaf clover design with "pods" at each leaf having 2 APs each) and have enabled DCA only, with a static Tx Power constant of TPL3 (31mW). Note: the original IOS AP setup was at 20mW and we intend to lower the TX Power to TPL4. Its our understanding that AP neighbor beacons (sent at 100mW) are controlling DCA behavior regardless of this.
We are finding that DCA is going nuts in this environment (12-24 channel changes/day on several floors of APs all at once). It seems to never to stabilize. And it impacts both APs in a coverage area: each floor "pod" loses both APs (due to client de-authentications prior to the channel change) at the same time. See attached DCA reports for two floor pods APs (9 floors apart).
Is it acceptable to enable Dynamic Channel Allocation but not enable Dynamic Transmit Power Control in this way? Could this be contributing to the DCA activity?