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    Extending wireless network with 3com Access Points

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    At present we have 2 x 3com access points (3CRWE875075). We would like to extend the network to add perhaps 4/5 additional APs. The ones we have are now discontinued and replaced by 3CRWE876075.
    I tried speaking to 3com technical (which consists of a message taker who is not technical). The response back was I needed to buy a wireless switch as well which would cost approx £1500. I am sure this is good but I don'r have any spare cash in the budget. I have allocated £180 each for 5 extra access points.
    Question is can I setup a single wireless network with the above mentioned APs without having to buy an expensive switch?
    I require a single SSID with basic security so classes can use laptops in different areas without having to mess with wireless settings. I have not seen the software that comes with the new AP so i a bit lost how to proceed.

    Anyone used these 3Com AP's? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Many thanks!

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    As long as it is a fat access point, i.e it holds the configuration on the access point itself then you have no issues and no need to buy a wireless switch.

    Ben

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    It has a web browser interface so I see no problems.

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