I understand most of the reasons for deploying your voice wlan in the 5ghz range, more channels, less congestion, allows for dense deployment etc.
But - does that mean I should restrict my data wlans exclusively to 2.4ghz, or can I still run my data clients in 2.4 AND 5 at the same time while sharing voice in 5ghz?
Ideally I could see why you'd say keep all data clients out of 5ghz so the voice traffic has the best experience possible - but is that really practical?
If you had a very dense installation, assume you would have to manually shut some of the 2.4ghz radios to avoid co-chan interference - and I'm just wondering if this seriously degrades the data client experience or not - and it also means you won't be able to offer the fastest 802.11n speeds if you restrict data clients to 2.4ghz (no bonded channels).
So whats the ideal consensus? Mix data and voice in 5 or restrict data to 2.4 and give them a less than best experience?