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    Wireless Management Systems

    We are looking into putting in wireless networking, and rather than doing it Ad-hoc we are looking at a whole system in one.

    The NetGear sSmart Wireless switch looks good, for 16 access points, but I dont know if anyone has had any good or bad experiances with them? Or perhaps not NetGear someone else, like Cisco? But I imagine Cisco will be alot more in depth perhaps beyond our needs.

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    Have a look at Aruba

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    Aruba - Bluesocket - Cisco.

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    Ruckus for the win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPilot View Post
    We are looking into putting in wireless networking, and rather than doing it Ad-hoc we are looking at a whole system in one.

    The NetGear sSmart Wireless switch looks good, for 16 access points, but I dont know if anyone has had any good or bad experiances with them? Or perhaps not NetGear someone else, like Cisco? But I imagine Cisco will be alot more in depth perhaps beyond our needs.
    You should have a look at Extricom Wireless Solution which is the only solution where the AP's wont interfere with each other garunteed ,
    Our sister company T James Wired and Wireless Communications specialises in Extricom for education and would glady perform a site survey free of charge and consult with you on the best product line.
    If you pm me your details I can get one of our guy's to have a chat with you,

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    I have a BlueSocket solution from Westwood... it works well. Ruckus looks great too mind.

    The Extricom is an interesting idea but its major drawback is that the APs and controllers all have to be directly wired together (i.e. no IP links) so if you have multiple cabs and multiple buildings it is prohibitively expensive.

    The Netgear stuff isn't all that great. IIRC, the maximum number of APs in a SOLUTION is 32 (or 16 with a failover controller)!!! The featureset isn't as good as others either.

    Cisco is a PITA to purchase IMHO. Everything needs a separate license. Adding some APs, buy a license; RADIUS authentication, buy a license; etc. It soon gets messy and annoying - I much prefer a solution with a single cost for all the features (for unlimited users).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    I have a BlueSocket solution from Westwood... it works well. Ruckus looks great too mind.

    The Extricom is an interesting idea but its major drawback is that the APs and controllers all have to be directly wired together (i.e. no IP links) so if you have multiple cabs and multiple buildings it is prohibitively expensive.

    The Netgear stuff isn't all that great. IIRC, the maximum number of APs in a SOLUTION is 32 (or 16 with a failover controller)!!! The featureset isn't as good as others either.

    Cisco is a PITA to purchase IMHO. Everything needs a separate license. Adding some APs, buy a license; RADIUS authentication, buy a license; etc. It soon gets messy and annoying - I much prefer a solution with a single cost for all the features (for unlimited users).
    With Extricom yes the AP's have to be hard wired back to the controller but as long as all the controllers are on the same IP network there are non issues at all,
    Last edited by CPLTD; 9th January 2009 at 04:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    With Extricom yes the AP's have to be hard wired back to the controller but as long as all the controllers are on the same IP network there are non issues at all,
    Sorry... I didn't explain myself very well. Multiple controllers can be used but the controllers are the expensive part of the solution. The APs are relatively cheap but if you have multiple cabs (or multiple cabs in multiple buildings like me) the price soon creeps up by thousands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Sorry... I didn't explain myself very well. Multiple controllers can be used but the controllers are the expensive part of the solution. The APs are relatively cheap but if you have multiple cabs (or multiple cabs in multiple buildings like me) the price soon creeps up by thousands!

    Agreed it is a more expensive solution but it is more flexible than Ruckus,Cisco,Aruba,Bluesock also it is the only product on the market that run voip seamlesley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPilot View Post
    We are looking into putting in wireless networking, and rather than doing it Ad-hoc we are looking at a whole system in one.

    The NetGear sSmart Wireless switch looks good, for 16 access points, but I dont know if anyone has had any good or bad experiances with them? Or perhaps not NetGear someone else, like Cisco? But I imagine Cisco will be alot more in depth perhaps beyond our needs.
    Hi AlexPilot

    I hope you may have a chance to visit Bett next week and you can have a look at Ruckus Wirless, we at Net-Ctrl will be sharing the stand with Edugeek and displaying the product all week.

    It cost nothing to have a look and you never know you may even like it

    Cheers

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    also it is the only product on the market that run voip seamlesley.
    could you expand on that statment......?

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    I could but them I would have to kill you as the rest is top secret

    Hope your coming to Bett next week be good to see you

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    Ruckus Kit FTW I keep recommending it and specing it but seem to move on before I actually get it fully installed and use it But its been bought Hey Ho, I know its good and the dogs balls so give it a go, as for VOIP, I know the Ruckus kit works fine with VOIP as well.

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    I have seen an Extricom system work where Linksys, Netgear and Ruckus have failed.

    We even had a guarantee from a ruckus provider to undercut an Extricom solution but the ruckus system did not work and ruckus could not work out why.

    Yes Extricom is expensive and the AP's currently have to be connected directly to the controller but in my opinion is the best solution.

    The bit about running voip seamlessly is that the phones don't see individual access points they see the switch so anywhere that the phone is connected to the switch there is never a AP to AP handoff so there is no need for fast roaming and other solutions to aid voip.

    I have heard that other providers are going to be producing similar systems soon but I don't have any details.

    Chilbs

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    Bunch of sissys the lot of you - I'm planning to re-write the firmware on our Linksys wireless access points and have them managed by an open source application.

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