meeting network

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Mon Oct 10 07:57:40 CDT 2011


On Oct 10, 2011, at 8:46 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:

> On 10/10/2011 13:28, Randy Bush wrote:
>> perhaps as an educational exercise in network troubleshooting whoever is
>> operating the meeting network could explain what the frack is wrong with
>> the meeting network, how it is being debugged, and what they have
>> learned about the cause of the suckage.
> 
> if it's wifi that's causing the trouble, the usual causes are:
> 
> - insufficient density of APs for the number of clients
> - APs configured with TX too high (should be set as low as possible)
> - APs configured to accept dot11b <= 9 megs
> - APs configured to use auto channel selection
> - stupid broken clients screaming at high volume across the room to APs
> which are impossibly far away
> 
> There is a more fundamental problem, though:  wifi was not designed with
> crazyass density in mind.

I'm not seeing the problem, but have heard one other person say they are having trouble.

Perhaps some details of the problem you are seeing would help diagnose the troubles as there are many of us who are not seeing it.  I am using the 'NANOG-a' network without trouble.

- Jared


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