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Pro's & Con's of using auto channel and power

I have a network with over 50 AP's on one floor. I have let the WiSM blade automatically set the channel and power of each AP. I am finding that the coverage cells are way overlapped and AP's with the same channel are to close to each other.

Would I be better of manually setting both channel and power? What are the pro's and cons of this?

Seth

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Re: Pro's & Con's of using auto channel and power

the cons are that it wont be able to fill in for coverage holes if they appear....

RRM only works well when the AP deployment is dense enough. for example RRM wont be able to turn down the power of the ap's unless each ap is heard by 3others at a value of -67 to -70 (depending on the wlc code version)

otherwise they will run at full power which can be too hot.

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