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Data Retries on Client details

Good Afternoon,

I was looking at a client detail on some of our Flex Connect AP's and in some instances I see a high number of Data Retries. Any indicitation as to what is causing this? Is it of any concern?

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Data Retries on Client details

Retries are normal in wifi.  Lot of things can cause data retries like interference, multipath, crappy clients. Best to keep retries at or under 6% of TX frames.

When a station sends a data frame how it knows the destination received it, the receiving station sends an ACK. When it doesnt get an ACK back it sends it again.

Make sense?

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Data Retries on Client details

You can also configure the Data retries from radio setting , here it is :

Configuring the Maximum Data Retries

The maximum data retries setting determines the number of attempts the  access point/bridge makes to send a packet before giving up and dropping  the packet.

The default setting is 32. Beginning in privileged EXEC mode, follow these steps to configure the maximum data retries:


Command
Purpose

Step 1 

configure terminal

Enter global configuration mode.

Step 2 

interface dot11radio 0

Enter interface configuration mode for the radio interface.

Step 3 

packet retries value | drop-packet

Set the maximum data retries. Enter a setting from 1 to 128.

Use the drop-packet command to maintain association and drop the packets when the maximum retry value is reached.

Step 4 

end

Return to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 5 

copy running-config startup-config

(Optional) Save your entries in the configuration file.

Use the no form of the command to reset the setting to defaults.

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