Cisco RX-SOP

The Art of the Tune

Any testing to be done was to be as transparent as possible and something that anyone could replicate.

The No Strings Attached Show was recently invited into the Cisco real-world labs in Richfield, Ohio to get a behind the scenes look at what goes into the claims made by many manufacturers and how this manifests itself in real-world testing situations.

Our Test

While we couldn't build a stadium or extremely high density area to test RX-SOP in the good news is you don't need to! This test can easily be replicated with 2 APs and 2 clients. Each AP will be on the same channel and the clients connected.


By properly tuning RX-SOP to our test environment we were able to see roughly a 20% increase in aggregate throughput. While this may not seem like much it can mean the difference between a successful and a failed deployment.

Before RX-SOP

Client 1 (Red), Client 2 (Blue)

After RX-SOP

Client 1 (Red), Client 2 (Blue)


To what level did Cisco sponsor this test?

Cisco did not compensate the NSA Show in any shape or form to perform this test. Cisco did take care of travel expenses as well as a Cisco AP2700 for further testing.

What version of code was used?

We loaded up 7.6MR2 as it was the currently shipping code at the time of the testing (May 2014).