What is the Ideal radio settings for a mix of MacBook Pro and iPad 2 environment?

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What are some things the community has tweaked for this mix of environment? Are mixed environments better with sticking with 20 Mhz channels? What are some thoughts here? What is a good % balance between 5 ghz and 2.4 ghz?
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Hey Brad

I'm back, and wondering the same thing.

Here is my roll-out plans.

Early years classrooms get pods of 10 iPads mini's
Middle years are 1-1 student iPad mini's
High Schools will be BYOD. With Carts of laptops floating around.
Staff will all have mix of iPad minis or iPad2s
Admin have iPhone 4s

After reading the #wifistresstest that was released yesterday, I am wonder what the best radio profile would be for this deployment.

thanks
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You know what I'd love to see is some sort of flow chart that you can pick the devices you have (iPad 2, 3, Mini, MacBook Pro, etc) and as you add devices, it would build you an optimal profile.
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That's an interesting idea! I'll pass that along to the folks who handle that aspect of our product.
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Loren

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Ha Ha, that's a sweet idea! Aerohive make it so!
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Loren

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I remebered this link that Devin posted.

http://blogs.aerohive.com/blog/wi-fi-...

On slide 2 it states that the iPad Minis are 40MHz channel-width capable, woot!

So I guess at my early and middle years I can use 40MHz on the 5GHz and leave 20MHz for the highs(don't know what the kids will be bringing in).

Need to find a link that states what each device supports!
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I would also recommend a slightly deeper look at these settings. Please check out the High density principles white paper at http://www.aerohive.com/pdfs/Aerohive...

Although the title refers to High Density, I look at it more of a guide to setting up Wi-Fi right for your particular needs as it does cover a broader problem.