Solved

Auto channel for WiFi (Access Point)

Posted on 2016-11-09
3
77 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-11
Hi All,

In my office, the building has 4 floors. With 10 APs, distance between APs about 7-15 meters, using the OpenWRT firmware with the setting parameter "auto" and I detected the channel of APs:
+ 4 APs the same channel (channel 5)
+ 3 APs the same channel (channel 1)
+ Rest of APs channel: 3, 6, 11

I also look for the automatically setting parameters to configure for this issue (don't use manual), please give me how to solve it.

Thanks in advance,
0
Comment
Question by:ldvhai
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:weifai
weifai earned 200 total points
ID: 41881452
Those that are on the same channel, are they close to each other? If not quite, then it's little of a problem.

But, in general, you should do some planning of channel assignments and assign them manually for each AP; close APs should have channels as far as possible from each other.
1
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
masnrock earned 300 total points
ID: 41881481
The nonoverlapping channels are 1, 6, and 11. The trick is to not have any two "adjacent" APS using the same channel. And to have any 2 APS using the same channel as far apart as possible.

I highly recommend doing a properly wireless survey. Might be good to see if you happen to have too many APs in use for your space.
1
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:masnrock
ID: 41882064
Also, you might have to look at the transmit power settings on each AP in order to take away interference issues.  Won't be surprised if you had to actually lower the transmit power on the bulk of your APs.
0

Featured Post

Scale it in WD Gold

With up to ten times the workload capacity of desktop drives, WD Gold hard drives employ advanced technology to deliver among the best in reliability, capacity, power efficiency and performance.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now