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    Which Witch Wireless

    The first school I work in seems to have lots of money ATM and is looking for some kind of wireless solution: either a few wireless APs dotted about for use with a laptop trolley, OR a whole wireless management thing across the whole school
    Can I have some recommendations please?
    I shall approach Ruckus, but who else? And which APs are good if they end up just going with a few of those?
    Thanks

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    Well there are two you could use.

    1 your could setup few AP's around the site where laptops are mostly used.

    2 You could use one router with a large omi Aerial that covers the site (this is what my school uses, I find it alot more easier to control and monitor access)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugbyfan69 View Post
    Well there are two you could use.

    1 your could setup few AP's around the site where laptops are mostly used.

    2 You could use one router with a large omi Aerial that covers the site (this is what my school uses, I find it alot more easier to control and monitor access)
    What sort of coverage are you getting out of Option 2?

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    I get around 200 square meters of a 18dBi omni then it starts getting weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugbyfan69 View Post
    I get around 200 square meters of a 18dBi omni then it starts getting weak.
    What materials are your building made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    What materials are your building made of?
    I live in Earthquake prone NZ Hence all our buildings are made out of wood
    Last edited by Rugbyfan69; 18th November 2008 at 09:29 AM. Reason: spelling

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    <offtopic>
    I think you should call this thread Witch Wireless
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugbyfan69 View Post
    Well there are two you could use.

    1 your could setup few AP's around the site where laptops are mostly used.

    2 You could use one router with a large omi Aerial that covers the site (this is what my school uses, I find it alot more easier to control and monitor access)
    Isn't that pretty much what I said?
    Actually I am after actual company names etc so that I can speak to them about it
    Ta

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    Have a look at Aruba, managed system.......very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugbyfan69 View Post
    I live in Earthquake prone NZ Hence all our buildings are made out of wood
    I thought as much. All our building and brick and stone so we wont get the kind of range you can.

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    For a standalone solution Cisco WAPs are very good (coverage IMHO is much better than equivelent 3com/netgear/linksys) - very reliable and a good range of aerial configurations. Plus it would be quite easy to upgrade to a fully centrally managed system at a later date should they want to (using a Cisco manager-type-box-thingy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    The first school I work in seems to have lots of money ATM and is looking for some kind of wireless solution: either a few wireless APs dotted about for use with a laptop trolley, OR a whole wireless management thing across the whole school
    Can I have some recommendations please?
    I shall approach Ruckus, but who else? And which APs are good if they end up just going with a few of those?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugbyfan69 View Post
    I get around 200 square meters of a 18dBi omni then it starts getting weak.
    Do you mean a 200m radius? 200 square meters is less than 15mx15m!

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    We had a demo of aruba wireless at our recent conference in somerset, it is very impressive stuff. I'd advise having a look at it, as it should be able to do everything you want and a lot more.

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    Hi,

    We support many vendors who can provide a wireless solution, but a good one we have found, with good support is Blue socket. Infact a couple of people on Edugeek have had Bluesocket through us, so I am sure we can get you a reference.
    If you need any more help with an overall solution and some prices, or just more information, please do not hessitate to contact us on : 01753 881810



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