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Mix different APs models on the same floor

Hello,

I'd like to know if we can encounter problem by mixing different AP models on the same floor; As a client will roam between them and see two different APs capabilities, will he achieve fast and seamless roaming? I mean without disruption especially when using Voice over wifi handset. Is it a best practice to use the same model when doing a deployment?

The floor is already covered with 1600 model and the client wants to have more Aps and we have spare 2600 in our stock. So adding 2600 to 1600 but with same SSID and managed by the same controller.

 

Thanks a lot for your advices

Theo

 

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

It'll work.  Just make sure

It'll work.  Just make sure you don't add APs without CleanAir into the mix.  

 

Also, you say same floor.  What about the floor above and below?

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There should not be an issue

There should not be an issue if 1600 and 2600 are operating in mixed architecture, as both have client link 2.0 supporting same wireless standards.
 

Community Member

Thanks Salodh. What do you

Thanks Salodh. What do you mean by 'mixed architecture' just to be sure?

 

Hall of Fame Super Gold

It'll work.  Just make sure

It'll work.  Just make sure you don't add APs without CleanAir into the mix.  

 

Also, you say same floor.  What about the floor above and below?

Community Member

Hello Leo, you're fully right

Hello Leo, you're fully right I've to take into account the whole building. To be more precise, there are three floors, the bottom one is covered with 1600, the second one (which is the subject of this post) is partially covered with 1600, and the top one is covered with 2600. The client wants to add some Aps to the second floor and as we have spare 2600 at our headquarters we want to implement this model mixed with the 1600.

So as far as i know, I should be good, as no AP without cleanair in the mix, and all three floors use same APs features. Am I right ;) ?

Cheers

 

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Correct.  They should be fine

Correct.  They should be fine.

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