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    Re: Wireless kit

    From a conversation with Intel bloke at Becta event ... 802.11n ... 2008 ... as long as someone doesn't bugger things up again.
    It may move forward (3rd quarter 2007) but approx 60% of Pre-N kit will need flash upgrades, and a further 20% will not comply with final standards.

    This is compared to 30% and 5% of the Pre-A kit.

    I am going to wait ... and if I do buy it is kit that can be have modular upgrades with the new chips.

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    Re: Wireless kit

    @Ric_,

    Probably but i guess i was thinking of our setup. I guess it all depends on how badly a school requires wireless, if it is justified then people should go for it, but if you can get away with it for about a year or year and half then you will get better speed and security with 802.11n when it is released. Another factor with this is that it gives you time to prepare for wireless as well not just from a technical configuration point of view but also from budgeting aspect as well.

    Stuff like RM CC3 doesn't work very well with wireless and it takes ages to logon and use it effectivitly. We tested these with two APs, but suppose with native windows network it may be a lot better, knowing RM they got all sorts of components that just kills the logon process!.

    The Bluesocket setup uses the wireless setup as switched wireless where the brain the main appliance and all you got is the dummy APs which doesn't have much config. I do see it wireless going this way because of the centralised management point of view.

    Ashok.

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    If you want better range/coverage you should look into the 802.11a (5.8GHz) access points. I believe Solwise sell them, but they are expensive.
    11a has a poorer range but more available channels

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Ok, maybe range was a bad choice of word. 11a has better penetration and scatter than 11b/g.

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