Dropped Packets when switching from 2.4 Ghz - 5 Ghz & Vice Versus
I am in the process of setting up a new site. I have a number of MR52's covering the indoors and have MR74 covering an outdoor area. I get good signal in 2.4 Ghz around the whole area. As I am moving around testing on the MR74 when my device switches to 5 Ghz I drop packets and vice versus. I managed to replicate this on an MR52. This happens on both android and apple devices. The way I see it there are a number of options I can try. I could increase the minimum bitrate on the 5 Ghz Channel so it only switches when the signal reaches above a certain level.
I could disable 5Ghz on the outdoor radios to alleviate this issue but would like to get suggestions before I do something so drastic.
Is 5GHz not providing the coverage you need? You'd be much better off disabling 2.4GHz if you're going to disable something. Since you're deploying MR52's I imagine you're looking for quite high client throughput and density, which is not what you're going to get with a 2.4-only deployment.
My Thought at this point is to change the RF profile for the outdoor access points where there will be less devices connected to exclude 5 Ghz. leaving the indoor units with both 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz where there will be larger number of devices connected.this will hopefully give me the best of both worlds.