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    iPad specific wireless router

    Good morning guys,

    Just had a exciting meeting about improving our schools ICT infrastructurefor all three sites, however its going to take roughly a year to have everything in place.

    So in the mean time I have to resolve the issue that we have 32 ipads at each of the sites that when connected the wi-fi kill the wireless network! Am I correct in thinking that I would be able to say attach a wireless router to the iPad trolley and have that go with whatever class is using the iPads? I have heard of people doing this with ubiquiti hardware, how hard and expensive would a exercise like this be, and does anyone have any experience in doing so.

    I know it would be, but I dont want to have to take the iPads off the wi-fi, and make staff and pupils wait till our whole new system is put in place next year.

    Thanks in advance guys.

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    what type of wireless network do you have at the moment? can you not create a different ssid for ipads which puts them on a separate vlan? that way your network wont be flooded with broadcasts if that is whts slowing the network down.

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    ipad are pretty lean on their wifi usage, far less than a laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    ipad are pretty lean on their wifi usage, far less than a laptop.

    Very dependant on what's installed. If you have Facebook app installed on your tablet or phone regardless of what it is, you'll know what I mean, even with most the syncing disabled.

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    Its different at each of the three sites, but in general each site has only ever had a router/access point installed as and when they have been needed, I have only been there a year, and inherited this awful unmanaged system.

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    Sounds a bit of a mess! so the answer to your original questions is yes you can have a router configured in the trolley. I originally used some HP ap's for my test environment and they did the job however I would recommend a move towards a manged wireless network. Good luck

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