[Cerowrt-devel] treating 2.4ghz as -legacy?

David Lang david at lang.hm
Mon Dec 16 16:28:40 EST 2013

On Mon, 16 Dec 2013, Dave Taht wrote:

> I have long used "5" as an indicator that the 5ghz channel was better.
> This goes back to a long thread on nanog, like 4? 5? years ago, where
> the hope was to train users that "5" was better.
> Well, it's turned out that 5 is frequently better, but not always, AND
> that clients tend to go for the shortest of the SSIDs available. So a
> thought would be to create another ad-hoc standard for deprecating 2.4
> ghz, and have the shorter SSID be the 5ghz one.
> Ideas for the 2ghz channel:
> CEROwrt-legacy
> CEROwrt2
> I'm not huge on "legacy" because it's rather long but am stuck for
> standards, I'd like a default 2.4 ghz SSID that clearly indicates the
> real use to which 2.4ghz is suitable, like:
> ideas for another ssid naming standard slightly longer than a single
> digit that would make sense to mom?

for the Scale conference this year, we are going to use scale and scale-slow to 
try and discourage people from using 2.4

David Lang

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