Some TS-524 / TW-522 questions

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Hi all,

Before opening a case, I thought I'll ask some questions here for people who have experience with the T5 PBN.

Recently installed a TS-524 and some TW-522 wallplates. They are running the latest 5.4.2.1-011R. DSL, GE and FE are all working great but there are some oddities with the WLAN part.

a) I've set the 2.4 GHz radio to use channels 1-6-11 but all the wallplates happily stay at channel 11. I thought I'd give it some time but it's been a week and they still haven't moved from 11.  If set to auto only, it seems to work but not 1-6-11. They are overlapping so they should change the channel. Here's the config, it's the same for all wallplates.

channel auto-1.6.11
data-rates gn

b) When the 5 GHz radio channel is set to auto it seems it will not do channel bonding. Wallplates change the channel but stay at 20 MHz channel width. You can manually change the channel and use eg. 36+, 40-, 60+ etc but not automatically. Any workaround? I'm getting around 175 Mbps but would still like to be able to use channel bonding.

c) Regarding adaptive power, I could use some clarification. Here's the config, it's the same for all wallplates.

adaptive-power schedule duration 1
adaptive-power schedule interval 24
adaptive-power schedule start-time 02:00:00 26 jan 2018
power adaptive

Interval and start time is understandable, but duration - how long will it adjust the power? In that one hour of doing adaptive power, can clients still connect to WiFi? This kinda seems like SMART-RF calibration from WiNG 4.

There appears to be some cosmetic errors in the GUI regarding adaptive power, Here's a screenshot -> https://i.imgur.com/Lk9617G.png. Apparently I will have to wait 14 years for the next power configuration to occur. :) The CLI is showing the right values.

Thanks for all replies / suggestions.
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Nobody's been working with the T5 PBN?
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Hi Vedran,
a) It appears you ran into a bug that is corrected in 5.4.2.2-003R firmware.  That firmware is not yet available on the Extreme support site as it was just recently released.  Please open a case so we can get you upgraded.
b) channel bonding is not supported with auto-channel.  We haven't had demand for that since the usual use case for T5 is guest-internet in hotels.  The speeds are limited by the DSL bandwidth, and the ISP connection.
c) Yes - the duration is in hours, so yours is at 1 hour.  When power is adjusted, it does not effect client connectivity.  Changing channels (auto-channel) would cause connectivity problems which is why the auto-channel algorithm only runs when the TW-522s are coming online.

Thanks for pointing out the GUI cosmetic issue - I'll look into that.

Thanks!
Erin
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Hi Erin,

Just opened a case.

Thank you for the detailed explanation.
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Update:

Upgraded to 5.4.2.2-003R, still not looking brilliant. The CLI now also shows interesting times.

If the wallplates only configure channel at startup, it'd be nice to have a staggered reboot option like WiNG.


Interface Oper   Current Current AdaptivePower        AdaptivePower
          Status Channel TxPower LastRunTime          NextRunTime
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radio1.1  up     11      3       12-02-2018 03:00:00  26-02-1970 12:29:20
radio1.2  up     44      16      12-02-2018 02:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio3.1  up     11      13      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio3.2  up     40      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio4.1  up     11      4       12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio4.2  up     44      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio5.1  up     11      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio5.2  up     36      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio6.1  up     11      10      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio6.2  up     48      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio7.1  up     11      13      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio7.2  up     40      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio8.1  up     11      13      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio8.2  up     44      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio9.1  up     11      10      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio9.2  up     40      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio10.1 up     11      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio10.2 up     44      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio11.1 up     11      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio11.2 up     48      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio12.1 up     11      10      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio12.2 up     48      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio13.1 up     11      10      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio13.2 up     40      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio14.1 up     11      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio14.2 up     40      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio15.1 up     6       16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio15.2 up     36      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio16.1 up     11      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio16.2 up     44      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio17.1 up     11      9       12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12
radio17.2 up     40      16      12-02-2018 03:00:00  17-02-2033 08:57:12