Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Ruckus 802.11n beamforming - overcoming 2.4ghz co-channel interference ?

New Contributor II
How effective are Ruckus APs with using beam-forming to overcome co-channel interference ?

A quick wireless survey at a client site (that uses Ruckus solution), revealed a number of rooms illuminated by two AP's but both on the same channel, with roughly equal signal strength. For classic 802.11g, this would be problematic.

Does a Ruckus solution perform well in this situation (from client connection stability / throughput perspective ?) - for a 802.11g & 802.11n based client ?

real world experiences welcome 🙂

Valued Contributor II
It should perform better than a conventional design without beamflex, but it's still likely not an optimal configuration. Is there a reason they are both on the same channel? Is ChannelFly configured?

New Contributor II
Thanks for the reply.
The solution is based on ZD1025, running 8.2
(20 APs across two levels of a school)
The channels were selected by the ZD itself.
I don't think channelfly is available in the solution deployed...
I came across the issue whilst doing a quick airmagnet survey, and was confused by the
channels chosen by the ZD.
Any advice?

Valued Contributor II
It depends on the environment. If it's pretty clean, and stable - I would just manually change the channel on one of the AP's and then monitor for issues.

If it's a lot of dirty/unstable air - upgrade (9.3 is max on that box) and utilize ChannelFly.

Valued Contributor
I'm quite the believer in auto-channel assignment. But I too have seen this problem sometimes. Don't think I've seen it on the newer FWs though.