Massive amount of 5Ghz retries 35.28% on AP370 running HiveOS 6.0r2c + 802.11ac on clean primary channel 52 (DFS), dBm 14 with OPEN network.

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Any ideas how do we quickly nail the offending client without trawling them all?

Read/reviewed this forum searching for "tx retries" but nothing conclusive with step by step approach? Any docs, cheat sheet on strategies/tactics apart from turn down power, change channels, spectrum analysis?

Possibly just a dodgy client, driver, firmware issue... but how to isolate very quickly (like, report.. show me the top 10 clients by rx/tx retries/drops?)... is it just DFS perhaps, though Spectrum Analysis shows totally clear....
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Stefan van der Wal, Champ

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Hi irldexter,

Unpleasant... What I'd personally do is go into the CLI and run a 'show station counter' command. Prepare for a huge load of data. But it'll give you details on all connected clients, including but not limited to tx and rx data.

If I come up with a more brilliant solution I'll let you know.


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Thank you, will try and post back...!
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I am told TX errors are generally AP trying to transmit but media is busy or having frames for a client that has moved on and or not responding to the AP. I don't have dot ac APs yet, but for my environment when TX errors increase, it is usually correlates to clients with airtime violations, such as AppleTVs or Ipads.