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    Re: Wireless Survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    @Heebeejeebee: The way that I justified it was likening an AP to a wired switch...

    Take your common-or-garden managed switch (remember we are talking about QoS and VLANs here) which will cost approx. £250 for 24 ports. A 'dumb' AP costs approx. £160 and will support up to 24 users. The AP does require a controller that will cost up to £3k but spread over 20 APs that's a maximum of £150. This brings you to £310 for 24 connections so it's not much difference in price.
    Good analagy, do you mind if I use it (or similar) in my report to the head?

    Makes and models + suppliers for me to research would be handy too (BlueSocket is the make I guess).

    Thanks for the info

    HBJB

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    Re: Wireless Survey

    @Heebeejeebee: Of course you can

    I would look at whoever makes your switches for a start (3COM, Cisco and HP all do centrally managed solutions). Also look into a couple of specialists like BlueSocket and Ariba.

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    Re: Wireless Survey

    I think that is is Aruba not Ariba Ric_

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    Re: Wireless Survey

    Another problem with 802.11a is that it's range isn't quite as good as 802.11b/g and if he's experiencing range problems now...
    agreed, but 802.11a can fit more AP's closer together without overlapping bands. IMO its a 'better' solution for inside buildings that have a high density of connections. As stated it will be considerably more expensive though.

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    Re: Wireless Survey

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    I think that is is Aruba not Ariba Ric_
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    Re: Wireless Survey

    roflao

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    Since this thread has been resurrected I may as well update it.

    We ended up calling in RedM in to do a full site survey where a guy setup an aerial and walked around with some very expensive looking kit to determine where the likely trouble spots would be. I haven't had the full report yet but he agreed with our opinions that our school is just weird in it's layout and location and we'd likely have to have a lot of tweaking to do when we replace out kit with some more reliable and appropriate stuff.

    Will keep you posted.

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