12-11-2021 03:27 AM
Just wondering if I can get some help with this Wi-Fi6 "Enable" feature.
Do I need to tick on the box or untick on the box to make sure there is no issue with Wi-Fi5 clients connecting to Wi-Fi6 AP? I feel that the language bit unclear, at least for me 😞
Do I untick or tick to disable Wi-Fi6 at together at the WLAN level? This is regardless of vSZ and Unleashed controller.
" Use this feature to allow some legacy Wi-Fi5 clients with out of date drivers to inter-operate with a Wi-Fi6 AP. Use this feature if you cannot ensure that all client drivers on the network are up to date and free of bugs. Wi-Fi6 clients connecting to this WLAN on a Wi-Fi6 AP will not be able to use Wi-Fi6 features such as OFDMA and TWT"
12-11-2021 07:14 PM
You can disable/enable 802.11ax on per AP radio band basis and not WLAN. Below article for better understanding and steps to disable 11ax.
12-13-2021 02:56 AM
Hi @bobby_khaira ,
Just to add to Vineet's comments:
Wi-Fi 6 is designed to be fully backward-compatible with all previous Wi-Fi standards, all the way back to 802.11b and there shouldn't be any problems installing a mixed environment both on the infrastructure side and the clients.
However in the early days of Wi-Fi 6 deployments; we identified some clients had issues when connecting to a Wi-Fi 6 enabled network, usually down to legacy drivers.
The 'disable Wi-Fi 6' option was implemented largely for the legacy devices to be able to connect to the network to update their Wi-Fi drivers before allowing Wi-Fi 6 to be re-enabled to enjoy all the performance benefits it brings to the client experience.
I hope that helps clarify.
12-13-2021 03:11 AM
Thanks you Vineet, Darrel for your response and feedback. Much apricated. It is clear to me now when to enable / disable Wi-Fi6 option under WLAN.