Should we consider removing most microwave ovens?
We are a K-12 school district who will be installing a Ruckus system this summer
It will consist of 2 Virtual SmartZone controllers and 400 R710 access points
Our environment is fairly high density and the number of personal and district owned wireless devices on the network will only grow. In the next few years we could even be looking at 1:1 where every student 4-12 is given a district issued device, most likely a Chromebook.
In the next few weeks my department is going to do a district wide inventory of microwave ovens. At this point we are guessing that teachers in more than half of the classrooms have brought in their own microwave ovens. We could be talking 200 or more microwave ovens district wide.
I know that dual band devices will likely join at 5GHz but in high density situations I have read that about 25% of devices will join at 2.4GHz in order to best utilize all the available bandwidth.
Should we be looking to remove most of the microwave ovens in the district and just provide a few in each building in order to minimize interference in the 2.4GHz band?