we have just noted on our 8540 WLC (188.8.131.52) that about 42 of our approx. 1100 Access Points (mostly 2802I's) have their dual band radio in the radio role "Monitor". We have never manually configured these APs to be in the mode "monitor" which means they do not serve WiFi Clients during that time.
Does anyone know if this is a known issue with RRM or CleanAir ? Also in some areas with bad 2.4 GHz coverage the XOR interface of the APs had been automatically configured to 5 GHz instead of 2.4 GHz with a 2.4 GHz coverage hole as a result.
Any hint and idea is greatly appreciated.
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yes FRA is enabled with low sensitivity, 1 hr. interval and service priority = coverage.
But in our case there was no 2.4 GHz signal available on the entire floor and instead of turning on the 2.4 GHz radio on the XOR interface FRA turned on the Monitor Mode and as a result the clients depending on 2.4 Ghz were no longer able to connect.
FRA is a good idea but only if it does what it's supposed to do which in our case doesn't seem so.
To get the 2.4 Ghz clients back to the wlan we had to manually configure the XOR interface for 2.4 GHz.
Any idea how we could tweak FRA to work as it's supposed to ?
thanks. It looks like that is what I'm gonna have to do. The problem is the areas where the XOR interfaces had been turned to Monitor are not sufficiently provided with 2.4 GHz coverage.
In fact our Ekahau site survey analysis revealed there are large coverage holes in the 2.4 GHz band as a result of FRA.
Thanks guys for your feedback. Perhaps we'll just partially disable FRA on the APs in those areas instead of disabling it altogether on a global level.