[Rack] New AP network?

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Tue Oct 11 15:14:55 PDT 2011


Jonathan Lassoff wrote, On 2011-10-11 14:54:
> I'm not sure if this is possible to guarantee, as the BSSID and
> channel that a client directs an association request to is based on
> the beacons it hears.
> Hopefully though, client {hard,firm,soft}ware prefers 5 Ghz over 2.4.

Someone at Noisebridge a while ago was talking about setting up a simple
delay for any of the low quality networks (2.4gHz) before initiating
with a new client, so that the higher quality networks (5gHz) have a
chance to pick up that particular machine.

> Why replace it?
> I could see the powerstation being more useful on the roof than the wall.

That would be the same as replacing it and then re-purposing the old
hardware. :)

> I think that for dual-band setups, one Nanostation Loco M5 and one M2
> mounted side-by-side should work well.

My setup at home is the Loco M5 and Loco M2 next to each other, works
great but I've never had more than 5 devices on it at once.

> While we're taking APs, it would be nice to get some APs on the west
> end of the building. Want to run some Ethernet some evening?

Mmmm, that's something to talk about. I don't think we need more than 2
APs for each frequency range in the space, and they should be at
opposite ends of the space, but at the same time I really like having at
least 1 AP on the wall-o-tubes.

-- 
Rubin
rubin at starset.net

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