A customer wants a site survey that compares Aruba and Ruckus access points. Normally I would just do a passive survey with each brand of AP. Which is OK for APs that use an omni directional antennas, but I plan on using a R510 which uses BeamFlex+ technology. If I only do a passive survey, does that negate the BeamFlex+ advantages? Will doing an active survey (just connecting to the survey's SSID) be enough to activate the advantages of BeamFlex+? Do I need to do an active survey and produce traffic, like a constant ping to activate beamforming and polarity diversity?
Any tips or input as to how to make the Aruba/Ruckus comparison meaningful would be appreciated.