Last Post: June 8, 2010:
We are finalizing our design proposals for moving forward with 802.11n on campus, and I need some insight from other administrators that have world experience with 11n. As I see it, we can enable high-throughput without channel bonding and reap many benefits of 11n while maintaining a 9 channel plan (i.e., UNII-1 and UNII-3). An alternative is to enable channel bonding, which could increase throughput even more-so for 11n devices, but it will inevitably cause an increase in co-channel interference, thus resulting in more collision avoidance - not to mention that 11a devices receive no 11n benefits while still being confined to 4 20MHz channels.
So the question is, which have you seen result in better performance: channel bonding or more channels?
I appreciate any and all feedback!
Ryan @ OSU