I am finding that I need to insert more access points into our system to give better coverage for our weaker devices. We have roughly 34 APs: 7363s, 7962s and 7372s
As I am doing this, I am noticing that the APs are seeing a lot more of the other APs, especially in the 2.4ghz channels. I was running the 2.4ghz in a three channel mode to only allow channels 1, 6 and 11.
If the APs are seeing more APs on the same channel, shouldn't that cause some problems?
Would it not be beneficial to run all 11 channels? Sure there are some overlap, but I would think it would be easier to avoid co channel interference.
Lastly, 9.7 firmware includes an option to "disable channelfly after x minutes", from what I gather it also remembers the channelfly data per AP. To me this seems like the perfect solution: Enable all 11 channels, run channel fly for a couple of days, let channelfly figure which channel is best on which AP, and then check the "disable after x minutes" option leaving the APs on the channel which channefly likes.
Any thoughts would be appreciated,