I have a few questions about a wireless mesh I'm planning on installing, which I hope you can answer.
I know that the wireless back haul is done over the 802.11a radio, but on the root AP, can clients still authenticate to this AP on the 802.11b/g radio when servicing mesh AP's?
In the building the mesh is to be installed in, the walls are VERY thick and we have suffered a lot of problems with the 802.11a radio not being strong enough in some areas (but b/g fine). To resolve the number of errors and any potential drops on the network, they are just running b/g now. With a mesh install needing to use the a radio, is the simple way just to have the remote AP's closer, or is there any way which the b/g radio could be used as that has much better coverage on site?
We are using 1130's with a controller.
Many thanks in advance.
Yes Mike you are right , Any AP can be added if their MAC is in the list and if they are already configured with correct WLC , BGN name.
SO as to configure them properly with AP mode , WLC IP and BGN , it is recommended that you should connect them with WLC.