[LINK] Wireless access point recommendation

Geoffrey Ramadan gramadan at umd.com.au
Sat Jun 20 16:35:17 EST 2009


Given the brief scope you have provided it appears that you may need 
several access points.

Though the choice of the Access Points is important, arranging to get a 
professional RF site survey is more important. With multi-access point 
and multi room environments, the RF Site survey will involved taking 
measurements to ensure RF coverage in the areas provided. Noting that 
there is a wide selection of antenna types to choice from. Consideration 
also needs to be given to access point placement, antenna placement, 
cables runs, network connections, power management (eg. PoE), mounting etc.

To answer your question, we generally use the Cisco range of industrial 
AP and the Motorola for some specialised application. The final choice 
really depends on the outcome of the RF Site Survey.

Our company provides such services if this is of interest to you.


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Ivan Trundle wrote:
> Since a number of you know of these things, and since some work in the  
> kinds of environments that I am referring to, can anyone recommend a  
> good wireless access point device that I can use in a building with  
> numerous side rooms for up to 100 users?
> I notice that most wireless hardware (b, g or n) either has 32-user  
> limits, 50-user limits, or vague descriptions of performance  
> degradation with greater than n users.
> I need to buy up to three devices in Australia before the end of this  
> month, and rather than seek vendor recommendations, I am looking for  
> people with real-world experiences.
> I'm merely seeking to set up a LAN - no connection to the big bad  
> interweb.
> The usual suspects (Google, whirlpool, etc) aren't actually much help.
> iT
> ps. I'm happy to take replies off-list.
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