I am trying to utilize DFS channels on a Mikrotik Groove 52 because 36 - 48 and 149 - 165 are very crowded in the US urban areas where I need to provision service.
From my tests around various locations, it seems that a lot of consumer mesh routers are being sold. They are taking very large amounts of bandwidth at the low and high end of the spectrum for wireless mesh backhaul between nodes. 2.4Ghz is already crowded, so it's very challenging.
What are people doing about this?
Also, I am interested in getting more information about DFS from the router. I have seen the "radar detected" on the status after manually choosing a channel but I can't find any other information.
1) Can you see when the last radar scan was done?
2) Can you see when the next radar scan will be done?
3) Can you see a list of channels that were blocked due to radar scanning?
4) What are the chances that a DFS channel may become unavailable later? If it is, what happens?