I am a big fan of the automatic settings in the Ruckus and Ruckus gear as a whole.
Our campus is quite complex( www.aw.org
) as you can see from above. Internally it is a mixture of 18 inch concrete firewalls, brick, metal and cement all added on over the last 100+ years. It is quite a labyrinth and no two rooms are the same.
As we are pushing more and more of our devices into the 5 GHz range and inserting weaker devices (idevices, apple TVs, etc), I am finding that 5 GHz is a lot more difficult to deal with than 2.4 GHz and that the Apple devices have a strong tendency to attach to a weaker 5 GHz connection than a strong 2.4 GHz connection.
I am starting to think that making manual adjustments to strength, channels, channelization etc. is becoming a necessity in order to control some of the 5 GHz vs. structure issues.
How are others dealing with complex environments? Inserting more APs or manually adjusting the APs?