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Prevent some access point from using specific channels?

Hi,

 

I have a building on campus which have a microphones system that use channel 1 for operation.

 

Can I configure the access points there to use DCA on a different scope than the rest of my campus?

 

I have two 5760 controllers running the latest version and 1142/3602/3702 access points.

 

I also have Prime Infrastructure configured, if it helps...

 

Thanks!!

 

Naor.

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3600 and 3700 AP support

3600 and 3700 AP support CleanAir so they can detect the channel interference and avoid it.  If you have 1140 there, I'd recommend you either relocate and/or replace it with an AP that can support CleanAir.  


The reason is because you want to keep channel avoidance "automatic".  You don't want the added management overhead of playing with channels that could potentially affect 802.11 b/g in a particular area.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

If Ill replace them with 3700

 If Ill replace them with 3700 ap it will avoid it automatically?

Short answer, YES.  

 

Long answer, it will DEPEND on the signal strength of the interference.   CleanAir AP listens for the interference.  If the signal of the interference is strong enough, then each individual AP will go like, "Hey, I've got an interference here and I'm on channel 1.  I can hear someone close operating at 6 but I don't hear anyone near in 11.  I am going to change to 11."

 

If the AP don't hear any interference then the AP will NOT change the channel.  

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

3600 and 3700 AP support

3600 and 3700 AP support CleanAir so they can detect the channel interference and avoid it.  If you have 1140 there, I'd recommend you either relocate and/or replace it with an AP that can support CleanAir.  


The reason is because you want to keep channel avoidance "automatic".  You don't want the added management overhead of playing with channels that could potentially affect 802.11 b/g in a particular area.

New Member

You are right, in that

You are right, in that building I do have 1142 AP's... If Ill replace them with 3700 ap it will avoid it automatically?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

If Ill replace them with 3700

 If Ill replace them with 3700 ap it will avoid it automatically?

Short answer, YES.  

 

Long answer, it will DEPEND on the signal strength of the interference.   CleanAir AP listens for the interference.  If the signal of the interference is strong enough, then each individual AP will go like, "Hey, I've got an interference here and I'm on channel 1.  I can hear someone close operating at 6 but I don't hear anyone near in 11.  I am going to change to 11."

 

If the AP don't hear any interference then the AP will NOT change the channel.  

New Member

Hi, thanks for the elaborated

Hi,

 

thanks for the elaborated explanation.

 

that will fix the problem, but i want to be more 'in control'.

 

is there no way to use several RF profiles and which APs will use each profile?

 

thanks!

Hall of Fame Super Gold

is there no way to use

is there no way to use several RF profiles and which APs will use each profile?

Since you can only use one RF Profiles per AP Group, you could potentially use multiple AP Groups. 

 

I don't think you want to be "in control" when you are dealing with 802.11b radios because there are only three non-overlapping channels to choose from.  Disabling one channel will mean your usable channel with 802.11b drops dangerously to two.

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