Merten Hall 1st Floor Wireless Issues

Outage category: 
Wireless Network
Location: 
Merten Hall 1st Floor
Status: 
Closed
Resolved alert: 
04/27/2021 5:22 pm

No WiFi for users on the 1st floor of Merten Hall

Initial symptoms: 

Calls from Support Center were received that there was an issue with wireless in Merten Hall.

Duration: 
04/27/2021 4:27 pm - 04/27/2021 5:22 pm
Impact to Mason: 
No WiFi for users on the 1st floor of Merten Hall
Affected Services: 
Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network (eduroam)
ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
Cause: 

Switch blade giving out less power (POE) than needed for the AP’s

Resolution: 

Changed the POE setting from Auto to Static then back to Auto.

Prevention: 

This is NOT a normal behavior as the switch port should be able to auto-negotiate the power needed by the AP’s. We will continued to monitor the issues in case it happens again then we will work with our vendor to possibly replace hardware

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