Under the AP Radio: Internal hardware (802.11b) configuration, I have looked through all manuals I could find on line and help files, but still not clear about most optimal configuration for our type of setup.
Stationary but heavily dispersed (distance) users and many (quantity) users.
We only need to strive to try to give them 256Kbps (or better).
We find that those with 11Mbps connection (closer) are using up all/most bandwidth so that weaker/further users can not use.
We keep them all with strong links (70%+).
What is best setting to give so many users usable at least 256Kbps at longest range?
1.0:Basic 2.0:Basic 5.5Basic 11.0Basic
1.0Yes 2.0 BAsic, 5.5 Yes 11.0 Basic
And try other variations.
Seem to lose range if BASIC is not at lowest. What happen if we set 5.5 and 11.0 to No? Will that help or hurt since we do not have requirement for anything more than 1.5Mbps (our Internet backbone T1), so higher speeds are wasted no?
What about Frag threshold, RTS, BEeacons, etc. for such a setup?
Not really clear on results, hard to test with these types of users/environment dispersed.
Ideally, what would be best setup for this type of environment?
I know this not easy to answer due to many variables, but please give recommendations that we can try out.
We're a small Wisp in a VERY rural harsh climate enviroment with a depressed economy, cost is a huge issue here. Putting up $650 AP's every 1-3 miles isn't really a viable economic option. We were doing this with Netgear ME102's, they performed surprisingly well, but they can't handle the weather extremes here from below -20f in the winters to over 110f in the summers. The ciscos' can handle that, but this statement about only 25 users have me very worried.
We've had many times that amount on the Orinoco APs, what's wrong with the Cisco's that they can handle so few?
We have had around 50-60 users on the Netgear ME102 BEFORE things start to get congested, then up to around 70-80 it gets unpleasant, and by 90-100 users, if they're heavy usage, it gets unusable.
The orinoco APs handled 2-3 times as many as the netgears.
Those units were in other locations under temperate climates.
I was under the assumption the Cisco's were superior to the Netgears and Orinocos, not inferior as far as performance.
I understand about tule of thumb and all, and being conservative. But who has implementation experience with using these in large number of user environments? What kind of numbers were they able to handle?
Anyone running a Wisp on these?
We currently have every rate set to basic (as you suggested), that seemed to give the best range and decent throughput.
If we keep cold restarting the AP each night, then the "choking" problem doesn't occur, if we don't reboot it, then by the second day, any heavy loads will make the ping times climb heavily.
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