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Cisco Aironet 1140 AP 2.4 ghz radio keeps going down

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We have about 12 Wireless access points in the building and once a week there are some of them that drop the 2.4ghz radio.  they are all connected POE.  They are all not on the same channel. some are on 11. some are on 3.  they are setup for best throughput.  is this a software issue or hardware issue.
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by:tmoore1962
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Are your POE injectors (or POE Switch) plugged into an UPS?  Could be glitchy power.  If it is the same AP's does the CAT V run near any fluorescent lights?  Best practice is to maintain 18 inches from CAT V cable and lights / electrical.....
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by:Craig Beck
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I'd expect both radios to suffer if it was a power issue.

Usually with low PoE the 5GHz radio will turn off before the 2.4GHz radio (if there's only enough PoE for one radio).  Otherwise, they both go off.

Have you looked in the logs to see if the Dot11Radio0 interface goes down?
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by:BBrayton
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the POE Switch is about 150-200 feet away from the Access point. Would that be an issue. ill check the logs now and see if it comes up with anything
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by:BBrayton
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we also added another switch so there would be more power to the access points as well
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by:Craig Beck
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No, you're well within the 100m.

Can you check the available PoE power on the switch?
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by:BBrayton
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I,m offsite right now. What kind of power would I want
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by:BBrayton
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the dot radio shows nothing in the logs
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Each radio needs 15.4W to boot and initialize the radios.  It might drop to around 12W during normal operation, but if you've less than 15.4W left when all of your radios are powered you might get the odd problem.
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