I was using Dlink DAP-2553 APs, they've worked fine with as many as 50 PC
laptops and BYOD devices, mostly iphones and androids, but when we put 20
Chromebooks on them, they became slower than death. 10 minutes for a
classroom of kids to log in and open a blank Google Doc and start typing.
We use mostly Samsung 3 series, but we have some Acers, those did it too.
I never found a solution short of swapping APs in the rooms where we use
the Chromebooks to another brand (Ubiquiti Unifi APs), and the difference
is dramatic. Both types of APs are using only the 2.4 ghz band, the dual
band ones are 4 times the price, and the 5ghz signal doesn't carry as far,
I don't have one AP per classroom yet, it's more like 2 or 3 to 1. I
didn't see that note about Bluetooth at the time I was struggling with
this, it would have been an interesting experiment.
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>We've had a pretty consistent problem of Chromebooks dropping their WiFi
>connection. Other devices on the same AP are not having the same issues
>so I'm having a tough time believing it's an environment issue. I tired
>eliminating broadcasting multiple SSIDs, changed the Admin configured
>network options in the control panel, even disabled the 2.5GHz band.
>Just watching the CB login screen for 10 minutes, its switched from the
>login screen to "no network available" screen half a dozen times. As I
>was typing this I had a student bring in a CB that kept getting "Google
>Search" The App is currently unreachable.
>Has anyone else experienced similar WiFi issues with their Chromebooks?
>We're using Samsung 550c Chromebooks and Aerohive APs