meeting network

Richard Barnes richard.barnes at
Mon Oct 10 13:56:54 UTC 2011

Problem for me at least has not been the MAC layer (either hotel room
or meeting room), it was that the DHCP server was not responding.
Ironically, I could still see everyone's Bonjour and SMB service

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 8:46 AM, Nick Hilliard <nick at> 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.
> Bring back UTP?
> Nick

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