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    Wireless kit

    We are wanting to develop wireless links on part of our site but playing around with basic WAPs has made us realise we need beefier kit. The troube is none of us has much experience of wireless and we're not sure where to go for help. Any advice welcome.

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Are you trying to link segments of your network together or provide wireless network access in buildings?

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Hi, and welcome. Most manufacturers offer a range of point to point ariels which provide an excellent method of getting signals across gaps, and as has been pointed out you can use the 'repeater' facility some base stations have.

    http://www.dlink.co.uk/archivos/1858...ss_q1_2005.pdf
    http://www.buffalo-technology.com/pr...p?categoryid=9
    http://www.netgear.co.uk/office_wireless_antenna.php

    Any decent networking company should be able to set you up in half a day.

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Hey Dos_Box, "ariel" is spelt "aerial" lol, sorry its been bugging me so i had to tell you

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    Re: Wireless kit

    I prefer 'antenna'

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Quote Originally Posted by E1uSiV3
    Hey Dos_Box, "ariel" is spelt "aerial" lol, sorry its been bugging me so i had to tell you
    he's been watching the Little Mermaid too much me thinks .

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Thats what having little children does for you. My wife commented to one of her work collegues the other day who is expecting her first child and was quietly singing the Oasis track 'Whats the story, morning glory' that give it 9 months and it will become 'Whats the story in Ballamory', without you notiving it ever happened.

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    Re: Wireless kit

    I was wondering what washing powder had to do with wireless technology ops:

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Or a typface

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Quote Originally Posted by steve
    Are you trying to link segments of your network together or provide wireless network access in buildings?
    Both. We want set up a link to the sports hall across the road and allow us to use mobile laptops within school

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    Re: Wireless kit

    thought I'd revive this quickly...

    We've [I've] mentioned it before i think, but is there any recommendations on the Wireless Access Point that can "daisychain" with other wireless access points to form a sort of wifi mesh that will enable me to use laptops wirelessly here?

    I'm afraid of getting the wrong gear, and this would be a cheap operation so I wouldnt be able to add a new server for this- its just a wifi point or two to start with - then add more as time goes on.

    Any thoughts to it?

    EDIT: hecate lol thats similar to what we might want to do in the future lol registration in the sports hall / leisure centre.

    Nath.

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Hecate, I've just stumbled across this post. have you relly got 3 heads?
    beeswax

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    Re: Wireless kit

    but more seriously..I was discussing this with our senior IT Techie this afternoon just before the bromcom rep came in. he said the old bromcom system used to daisychain its wireless access points around schools, and if one failed, they all failed.
    I once had some small dealings with a company called flexsys who were hoping to do this on a sometimes grand scale, town centres for example, though they certainly did hotels etc. you might get some ideas by visiting the link.
    beeswax

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    Re: Wireless kit

    Get some cheap Buffalo APs and have a look at Sputnik for management.

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    Re: Wireless kit

    The D-Link APs do 'wireless repeating' which would help you do this but they can be a little flakey (and if one goes all the repeaters dangling off it do too!).

    Of course, I would recommend buying decent APs and wiring them in but my head was generous enough to give me a shed load of cash to buy bluesocket gear

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