Hi Experts,We have 6 autonomous AP1260's in access point mode in our office. Its a pretty flat office layout and the ap's are equidistant from each other but for some reason 1 gets ~ 60 clients , the remaining gets around 5 -10 each. All are configured identically. Would reducing the power on the one with the most associations help - what power setting should I change it to ?
Any suggestions on making the client associations more evenly spread out.
This really depends on where your clients and your access points are located. For this you really should do a site survey. But I guess you don't have the time or resource right now for doing that, so you have to test the power value that helps you the most. Or you can filter client by mac address.
With a Wireless LAN controller you have more features to control this.
Unfortunately, load-balancing is not something the IOS AP's can accomplish. Without that capability it is completely a "client" decisions where they decide to go. Eduardo's suggestion of a survey is applicable as you may have the APs placed in such a fashion that your highest density of user's are close to "one" particular AP. You could tweak power levels using any of the supported power levels listed here on the 1260 data sheet; but that still may not be the best option. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10980/data_sheet_c78-593663.html
Using Rob's suggestion of setting a max-assocation count for your SSID would definitely be an easier route, but you will need to be certain on your counts and coverage so you don't end up with your APs maxed, and no additional clients getting logged on.
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