Question about rebooting AP's

Bill6
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Question about rebooting AP's

Hello-

 

 

We have well over 200 AP's spread around our school district and get complaints of slow internet, so typically suggest device rebooting and we reboot the AP.  Is this what others do as well?  How often should an AP be rebooted?  Any option to bulk reboot AP's?

 

 

 

Thanks

Bill

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ww
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I dont think you should have to reboot business grade APs.

 

But you could use the api to reboot AP's

https://developer.cisco.com/codeexchange/github/repo/gve-sw/gve_devnet_meraki_device_bulk_reboot/

or maybe make use of port schedules if they are connected to ms https://documentation.meraki.com/MS/Access_Control/Port_Schedules

PhilipDAth
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I have a couple of hundred organisations I assist.  None of them do any regular AP rebooting.  I would say 99% of them never touch their APs once deployed.

 

Splash Access made a free tool for doing mass device reboots.

https://www.splashaccess.com/meraki-rebooted-app-released/ 

BlakeRichardson
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I only reboot if there is an issue with a specific device. Rebooting all devices often for no real reason will cause headaches as the access points will need to work out what channels they are all going to use again which means your wireless network will take time to settle each time you do this. 

 

 

DarrenOC
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I think some time may be needed to look at the root cause of the issue

Darren OConnor | doconnor@resalire.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.

I agree, the fault could simply be upstream of the AP or could be an interference issue with neighbouring wifi. I would suggest if you haven't visit the location of the problem and have a look at one of the affected devices. Take another laptop with you and see if they freshly connected device has the same issue. 

 

What does the wifi health in the dashboard show?

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