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Cisco WAP 371

minniejp
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Hi,
Has anyone experienced any speed/range problems with the Cisco WAP 371?  I have a number of these devices in a small office and the speed ranges from 6mbps - 144mbps and its just not as good as I had thought.  I have upgraded to the latest firmware and I haven't anything fancy setup.

Anyone seen this?
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Top Expert 2014
Commented:
What kind of range are you talking?  The closer you are to the AP the faster your data-rate will be.  If you go 30ft away you might only be able to achieve slower data-rates due to the RSSI of the link.

Also, the AP does 802.11ac so you should be able to achieve more than 144Mbps if you're close to the AP (as long as your client device supports 802.11ac).

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Hi Craig,

When I can right beside it I get 144mbps, when I am about 15meters away, it can drop to anything from 6mbps to 10mbps.  How can I check if my client supports 802.11ac?

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Top Expert 2014

Commented:
Check device manager to find the make/model of wireless network card.  If you screenshot it I'll tell you if it supports 802.11ac

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Cheers:
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Top Expert 2014

Commented:
No that is 802.11n only.

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Cheers