I've just been brought into a problem that is happening at one of our warehouses. We have 802.11b on our forklifts to get 'pick' information. A few months back, we installed Cisco Aironets throughout the warehouse as a pilot. Since then, all devices that attach through those devices are dropping their telnet sessions 'randomly' (RST). In the packet trace it looks like there's a retransmission right before the RST which kills their session and the unix admin has to killed their session before they can reconnect.
In looking at the configuration and maps of the building I noticed that the channels on the aironet AP's alternate throughout the building. It could be possible that one host would get the same channel from two different APs if they are equal distance between the two.
Is it a good idea to duplicate channels on APs in the same area?