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Wireless Networks Thread, Last chance for Ruckus in Technical; Originally Posted by synaesthesia Atheros..... they were always the failiest of fail when Toshiba's used them and could barely be ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Atheros..... they were always the failiest of fail when Toshiba's used them and could barely be made to work on WPA2 despite supporting it. They are junk However the original Dell ones would have either been Intel or Broadcom and shouldn't have had an issue.

    Might be worth trying one of the original cards and rolling back to WEP on the points (just as a test, don't do that permanently obviously!)
    Ruckus APs use Atheros silicon (as do Aruba and some (all?) Ubiquiti). A lot of the time things like that are driver issues rather than the silicon being fundamentally broken (that's not saying they've not released crap in the past, they may have).

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Atheros..... they were always the failiest of fail when Toshiba's used them and could barely be made to work on WPA2 despite supporting it.
    For WEP Cracking theres a few models that are pretty useful. though

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    Going to try again this morning, forced the ZD last night to channel 40 and all the ipads are connecting fine, will try the laptops with upgraded cards in a min and see if they connect at g\n or a\n. On first glance though I do still seem to have an issue with the older laptops running at b\g.

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    Never got it throught them got the evaluation equipment through CP-LTD not spoke to them yet as I only got everything set up around 4pm yesterday so this is the first proper day looking at it.

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    laptops running Windows use a LOT more traffic than ipads. Ruckus have great airtime fairness but it is still a share of the total available bandwidth.

    Using 2.4GHz then channel bonding is nearly impossible in an environment that has to deal with ANY other WIFI. Bonding will only occur when there are two adjacent channels with no other APs using that channel and also ANY client not capable of channel bonding is in range. (the AP will un-bond automatically)

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    Well todays test could not have gone any better,

    The only room I could find to spread the laptops out was the KS2 hall so I spread the laptops all over the hall and setup one of the Ruckus 7982 AP’s, whilst monitoring the ZD I could see that all laptops were connecting at 5Ghz and maintaining a constant 130Mbps.

    We logged on and streamed a combination of an 800Mb Avi file and a 4Gb Mkv file with no issues whatsoever other than laptop batteries fialing.

    Could not be more pleased and a great start to the evaluation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeland View Post
    Could not be more pleased and a great start to the evaluation.
    Superb news, we're glad it's all running smoothly
    (note we'd kept schtum until now!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You will never get 300Mbps - it is a theoretical maximum, not a real maximum. 130Mbps for an n connection is good.
    Can I just say after messing about this afternoon and rolling back wireless card drivers I decided to let Windows 7 install the drivers itself, then set up 15 of the laptops in the hall again and they all reached and sat at 300Mbps, the speed was fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkymunky View Post
    Ruckus APs use Atheros silicon (as do Aruba and some (all?) Ubiquiti). A lot of the time things like that are driver issues rather than the silicon being fundamentally broken (that's not saying they've not released crap in the past, they may have).

    Really? Things must have changed then! (the atheros issues were very much prevailant during the shift from WEP to WPA2). Drivers didn't help much back then W7 seemed to stop all those thankfully

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    I do have an issue with them though as since they have been installed the laptops randomly crash but not the same one and not all of them its really odd, going to put xp on and see what happens then.

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    Good old W7x64 seems to have sorted the laptop crashing problem out,

    As far as the evaluation is concerned I can’t fault it the 7982 Ap’s are out standing, the streaming test passed with flying colours and today I set about deploying apps etc over the wifi to the ipods and pads once again a great success.

    Going to try another streaming test in the morning but its looking good for the investment next week.

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