On Aug 15, 2008, at 1:04 PM, YvesDM wrote:
> Thanks for the links, interesting!
> I guess I'll start with same ssid on all ap's, 3 non-overlapping
> and see what it all brings me.
You also want to use various antenna patterns to limit coverage
overlap between your APs. When a client is in the coverage area of two
or more APs, it ends up 'jamming' the APs with which it is not
When building an array of APs to serve a large area, use sectorized
antennas to focus the AP coverage where you want it. For example, you
can get 120 degree sectorized antennas with very narrow vertical
beamwidth in order to force an AP to serve only one floor in a building.
Optimizing the phy, i.e. proper frequency usage and focused antenna
patterns, will do more for making your AP mesh work properly than
anything you can do in software.
But software is important as well. You want to run spanning-tree
protocol in your APs so that when a client roams from one AP to
another, they all learn about the change in route.
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