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5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

HI all,

Question regarding a 5GHz VoWLAN deployment in the 5GHz band.

Let's say you have an multiple floor building in a city environment, and you need to deploy VoWLAN on one floor in that building, during the site survey you noticed that the 2.4GHz band is to noisy and that all channels of the 5GHz band are occupied by the neighboring companies on the upper and lower floors, even more all 5GHz channels are configured for channel bonding, the utilization % is low on all bonded channels but the site survey is done on a holiday.

  • Could this scenario cause problems when you want to deploy VoWLAN (20MHz channels) in the 5GHz band?
  • Any tips or tricks for this scenario?

Regards

Joeri De Winter

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

20 Mhz or 40 Mhz channel bonding with 802.11a/n doesn't make any difference as there's still alot of channels to play with.

New Member

5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

Hey Leo,

Not much room to play here!

Cheers

Hall of Fame Super Gold

5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

Geez.  That's one crowded spectrum.

Is EWA your network?

New Member

5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

Nope,

It's a remote customers network in Sweden, they have one floor in a 7 floor building, and thay want to deploy 100 x Cisco 7925g phones.

We always push the 7925g phones to the 5GHz, but in this case I want to make sure....

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

It's too crowded to use channel bond, in my opinion.  What AP model are you using?

I think if you have an AP which supports CleanAir, you just might be able to run channel bond for voice.  You may need to put extra AP and bring down the data rates to, say, only allow 18 Mbps and above only.

George, Scott, Steve, Surendra, opinion?

New Member

Re: 5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

We have foreseen the 2602i series for the deployment, but want to deploy 20Mhz channels in the 5GHz for Voice, I did the onsite survey for additional capacity (some of the 2.4GHz radios will be disabled) to counter CCI.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

2602 and 3602 are two models I highly recommend.

Don't disable 2.4 Ghz because there are some clients who don't have 802.11a radios.  Like I've mentioned before, disable low speed data rates (both radios) from 1 Mbps up to 12 Mbps.  Make the next one up, in your case 18 Mbps, "Mandatory" and the rest are Supported.

Enable channel bonding and check the airwaves.  If you get excessive channel interferrence then break it apart. 

New Member

Re: 5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

Hey Leo,

Im not gone disable the 2.4GHz, only a couple of them that are located in meeting rooms (additional capacity).

My question is:

in this scenario, what would be the best design and why.

VoWLAN design with 20Mhz channels or 40Mhz channels?

many thx

Re: 5Ghz VoWLAN deployment, channel bonding issue or not?

The 5 GHz band now has 20 channels. These are  non-overlapping channels, which means that they can all be co-located. Please follow the Voice over WLAN design recommendations from below

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Mobility/emob41dg/ch9_Voic.html#wp1073934

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