802.11k

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Does GTAC recommend enabling .11k on all wireless installations with 37XX - 38XX and v9.21 firmware? Are there any known issues that develop once enabling it? Also, in what situations would you find it beneficial to enable it?
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Jeff White

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Joseph Burnsworth

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Hi Jeff,

I would have to say that in my 9.21 upgrades, performance has slightly increased over 9.15.x but is definitely more stable. I am not GTAC, but definitely recommend the upgrade.

As far as .11k, Im not so sure on. If you are looking for a load balance solution, i would say using load groups depending on the architecture you have your AP's deployed. If each AP is within 35ft or less from one another, i would use the load groups. The load group with dynamically balance client connections based on capacity and performance. If they are further than 35ft, then I do not see it being an issue to try. Keep in mind that most cases where you enable then disable a feature, it will involve a reboot of the AP to turn that feature set off.

As always, take caution when trying new technologies in your production environment.

I hope this helps with your decision :)
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In the 9.21.03 release notes we noted "We recommend not to enable 802.11k feature for installations with Voice-over-IP phones".  Clients have to support the feature in order for it to be useful... 
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Thanks Doug, I absolutely missed that note.
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