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This is the 4th year that I did the network/wifi for the SouthEast Linux Fest held in Charlotte, NC June 9-11, 2017. This year we had the best network yet.
Year 1 We used UAP pro
Year 2 We used the frist gen AC units
Year 3 We used 7 AC pros
Year 4 We used 10 AC pros and one uap
For the router we ran a vm for pfsense, mostly hp switchs and all unifi APs.
Here is the NOC where we had the servers and main switch. 4 years ago we ran the cable in the hotel event space and are able to reuse them year after year.
Here is the main switch, this is a HP 1910-24G.
Diamond with her BSD horns from IX systems.
This is the traffic chart of the main internet access
Here is the APs on a layout of the map. This screenshot was taken during the take down so only one AP was still online.
We were very happy with the speed over wireless. During the show people were able to speed test and get near 200 mbps down over the event wifi.
The unifi app for my cellphone was a big help in allowing me to get a overview of the network.
Even for a linux event there were a lot of apple devices.
Total Down 704.74 GiB Total Up 45.24 GiB
Staff Down 216.65 GiB staff Ip13.70 GiB
Wired Guest Down 107.94 GiB Wired Guest Up 1.79 GiB
Wireless Guest Down 381.50 GiB Wireless Guest Up 31.06 GiB
Peak down 348 Mbit 95th 120 mbit
Peak up 25 mbit
Uniqure wireless clients ~400
Peak wireless users 227
~85% of wireless clients was 5ghz
~50% of wireless clients was 5 ghz 802.11AC
I would like to thank @jacobegan1 for helping me setup it up and to http://www.altispeed.com/ for loaning me the APs/most of the switches.
@zunder1990 Great story. UniFi really delivers nicely with crowds.
At the horse show I recently did, I also found the vast majority of wireless connected devices to be Apple. It was like 6/1 Apple to other manufactures.
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