a few WLAN issues
Hi folks. We are having an Internet provision crisis. We have two schools a) one with a Xirrus WLAN with fibre optics up to 10 meg for about 70 users (very fast!), and b) a Ruckus WLAN with up to 3 meg with about 200 users (very slow!). A couple of questions if I may....
1- The company that provided both solutions offered 'wireless controllers' of which i have no experience. How will they improve the existing networks? Is it speed or security?
2- Will installing web servers be worth it? Will caching content reduce the demand on the ADSL connections?
What I also want to understand better is how much of a difference it will make if we handle the ADSL connections better....the controllers/load balancing/web servers, etc.
I have a boss who during the past year didn't want to spend any money on a complete solution, now is blaming the technician (and me) for things going wrong : (
1. It helps manage the AP's and makes the APs work better with each other. Someone else on here can explain better.
2. You dont want a webserver, you will need a proxy server. I web server hosts a website a proxy will do the caching.
If your bottleneck is the internet connection a managed wireless wont really help.
Thanks FN-GM. We have one Ruckus AP that provides wifi for 90% of our users, so perhaps at the moment a controller shouldn't be top of the list. I'll research proxy servers and see what that can do for us.
I assume you have considered upgrading the connection?
Yep, thats being investigated tomorrow. We were waiting for ages for fibre optics that didn't arrive, hence the ideas about link bonding, balancing, etc. I guess we should spend the money on the source of the problem.