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    WLAN suggestions

    Hi all,

    I'm looking at installing a proper managed WLAN on one of our sites.

    I really like the look of the bluesocket gear, but am a bit worried about pricing (anyone have any experience, suggestions?), and have looked at the cisco kit but I'm a bit concerned about complexity (do i need a certification for their wireless gear or is that just for their switches etc?)

    Any help greatly appreciated

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    As an end user of a bluesocket captive portal I can safely say "DON'T GET IT." No one I know that is an end user of it actually likes it.

    As far as I know the cisco APs are configured using a web interface not an IOS console.

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Aruba networks stuff is supposed to be good or you can get a d-link managed system.

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    I can vouch for the Aruba stuff.
    See thread:

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ighlight=aruba

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Many options subject been done many times before.

    Do you have any existing kit you want to incoroporate or will you be buying all new?

    Have you had a site survey done to decide how many ap's and where to put them?

    I posted last week about a 3Com managed wireless poe switch that is available.

    We use HP 420's and Airwaves AMP

    Ben

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Yes we use a 3com managed wireless solution (WX4400 switch and 50x POE access points)

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    3com Has just been brought out y'know. It effectively dead now.

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Have a chat with Cherry, they did some cabling for us and were very good. They specialise in wireless.
    http://cherrywirelessandcabling.com/default.htm

    3com Has just been brought out y'know. It effectively dead now.
    They may have been bought but are they not trading ?

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Didn't know they had been bought out 8O Well the system is about 2 years old now so..

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Over the last few weeks we have had a managed 3com system installed. We initially has a few issues with the new wireless system but now works like a dream. We've got a wx2200 managed switch and 53 x AP. From the management console we can view all clients connect, kick clients off, block rogue access points, view AP coverage areas, increase AP power and many more features.

    We previously has 21 x netgear AP's this worked but loads of corrupt profiles!! The 3com equipment manages the connections so no more dropped connections!!! Wireless from one end to another. Great system!!

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    3Com have been bought out last week as has been said, I wouldn't expect anything decent from them once it all goes through in the new year.

    As for manged stuff, Netgear have launched there managed stuff recently, and that looks good stuff.

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Rob, what model were the Netgear AP's and what have you done with them?

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    We used Netgear Prosafe W102

    More information below

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/APsW...nts/WG102.aspx

    We have about 15 access points currently sitting in a cupboard!!

    We moved to a managed wireless system due to joining this laptop scheme...an extra 175 latops wanted to connect!! we found that realistically you can get between 16-19 laptops running off one of these netgear access points.

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Why does 3Com being bought out make it dead?

    Surely the people that bought it haven't done so just to swallow it up and kill unlike some other larger companies do.

    Ben

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    Re: WLAN suggestions

    Dos_Box: What's that stuff in the training room at your place? round the walls - with little antennae on them? Are they wireless APs?



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