Looking for assessment of wireless access points that are good and bad in a busy wireless environment.
In the period of 18 months performance of our Unifi wireless network has gone from stellar to flat-out miserable. We've debugged and tweaked the network extensively in the last month with some positive results. Our office is in the heart of Downtown Denver. I suspect that the issue is "wireless overcrowding" in the physical zone around the office. My Unifi control panel has picked up a total of "rogue" 162 access points and 52 Ubiquiti access points in the last 6 months.
My question - What brands of access points are good at handling this wireless overcrowding and which brands are bad at it?
Increasing power, in my opinion, is a losing proposition. You briefly get improved response. Then everyone else adds power boosters to overcome your increased power. The situation ends up where it began with no net gain for anyone and a major loss for those users who can't afford to boost power levels.
The only real solutions in view, I think, are (a) wired or (b) optical (fiber or IR wall-bounce) networking, both of which run flat-out all the time without interference.