Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#980 closed defect (wontfix)

Hotel Wireless Instability

Reported by: creilly@… Owned by: creilly@…
Priority: critical Milestone: ietf-093
Component: hotel Keywords:
Cc: My Current Location:
My MAC Address: My OS:


The wireless provided in the hotel rooms (ietf-hotel) is unstable, unavailable, and has massive packet loss.

Change history (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by creilly@…

Working with the hotel IT department we were able to identify a number of issues with their wireless infrastructure, and provided suggestions to improve the stability of the equipment. Listed below are some of the issues we found, and some of the resolutions we provided.

5Ghz did not penetrate into the hotel rooms well, due to the setup of the rooms and access points being in the hallways. We instructed the hotel IT department to remove our SSID from the 5Ghz radios, to improve signal into the rooms.

Channel scatter was a problem as well, we asked that they serialize on channels 1 / 6 / 11 and space those out appropriately on the access points per floor.

Without the knowledge of the hotel IT department, a fire inspection was done. During this fire inspection access points were moved around causing gaps in the RF coverage. On Monday and Tuesday the IT department could be spotted with ladders running all over the hotel reposition the access points to improve coverage.

We appreciate the patience of the attendees while we worked through these issues. Fortunately for some the wired connections in the room were the saving grace.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by creilly@…

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Rick Alfvin

Milestone: ietf-93ietf-093

Milestone renamed

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