Ap1100, roming problem with non Cisco usb-client cards

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Nov 10th, 2009

we have an campus installation with a lot of ap1100 standalong AP's ( 5 years old ) .

- and AIr-PCM4800/350 Client adapter

- on Windows Laptops.

Now we have to replace the old Laptop with newer. But ther is only USB Interface availible. And cisco has no adapter.

With Linksys WUSB600 Adapter we have somtimes

roming problem (and also Ping missing )5 to 6 seconds long.

Who can help.

I have this problem too.
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jeff.kish Tue, 11/10/2009 - 04:59

I hate to say it, but I've seen this before with LinkSys adapters. Consumer-grade adapters just aren't as high of quality as enterprise cards like Cisco adapters.

The best thing you can do is perform a site survey, setting all APs to about 30mW. I believe that's as strong as the LinkSys cards broadcast. You might just have coverage holes that the Cisco cards were able to overcome.

I hope that helps,

Jeff

jeff.kish Tue, 11/10/2009 - 10:50

I don't know of any enterprise-grade USB cards. It's unfortunate that Cisco doesn't make USB cards.

I'll also add that if you're going to use USB clients, you might as well use the internal wireless cards in the laptops since they're likely on the same level of quality. Heck, the internal cards can sometimes be better, as some laptops have antennas that wrap around the screens, boosting their signal.

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