In our stake we have 4 buildings. Each building has the Cisco 881w and either 2 or 3 1041N access points depending on building design and layout.
In the past week, I have heard complaints of poor WiFi coverage from three of the four buildings and haven't yet had a chance to check the fourth. Here is what I have discovered:
- At least one 1041N is not broadcasting in two of the buildings. I do not see the "dead node" with a WiFi analysis app on my tablet, even if I'm standing right next to the AP
- Channel 1 seems to be the most popular channel. I usually see 2 and sometimes 3 APs broadcasting on this channel
I'm looking for guidance here.
How do I get the APs to start broadcasting again? This setup has been working for about 9 months, but just stopped working recently.
Also, how do I get the APs to choose a different channel? I don't see anything in the higher channel range, but I see our APs and a number of neighboring networks on Channel 1
Steve in Meridian ID