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    Wireless Drop out

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    Our school is experiencing wireless drop outs. Whilst the teachers have been away for the six weeks everything has been fine but the very first day they have come back in the wireless seems to drop out constantly. The problem is affecting all the APs throughout the school. They're not on a managed system so they were all individually configured and they're not all attached to the same switch or for that matter in the same building. The system used to work fine but stopped working just before the six week break. during the break we havent had any issues with it and suspected it was down to a wireless printer that had been purchased at about the time the problem started to occur. The APs are all proxim oriniccos so no miss match of brands. the only common factor is that those pesky teachers are back on site. does anyone have any idea as to what might cause this drop out?

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    What are the teachers doing? File transfers and heavy internet use will grind it to a halt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millsy79 View Post
    The system used to work fine but stopped working just before the six week break. during the break we havent had any issues with it and suspected it was down to a wireless printer that had been purchased at about the time the problem started to occur.
    I'm guessing you tried unplugging that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Millsy79 View Post

    does anyone have any idea as to what might cause this drop out?
    Could be a lot of different things. Did you do any baselining on the network when it was ok? comparing a wireshark baseline to whats happening now may help, especially if usage pattens have changed or you have a dodgy switch crashing things.
    any other config changes? new (active IR) security system, microwave ovens, stp changes?

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    feed back loop?

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