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    Re: Wireless Solution made easy - Which PoE switches, AP's ???

    We use a 3COM WX4400 wireless switch and around 50 2750 3com "thin" access points. Seems to perform flawlessly even with one access point to 20 laptops. All the AP's self tune to avoid clashes with nearby AP's. It's not the cheapest solution by any shot but then again I've not had any issues in the year or so it's been installed

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    Re: Wireless Solution made easy - Which PoE switches, AP's ???

    Cisco certainly used their own poe standard before it was ratified they used the opposite polarity to what the standard is now.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_ONI View Post

    Also get pricing from a Cisco Schools Partner, they will provide the best quote.
    Hi ToM, i been struggling to find some "Cisco schools partners" Is it possible you could name me a few.

    thanks

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    I am looking at piloting wireless in my school.

    I have had bad experiences with wireless from my previous work place. They were using D-Link products.

    I getting an idea on prices, i done a few google searches on equipment and they are affordable prices and some completly insane pricing on cisco and the like.

    My plan is to pilot our wireless solution in a small area first, if successfull then I will look at a whole school wireless solution. I want to ensure that I buy a solution which is scalable and supports a variety of different and the newest technologies such as VOIP.

    I was looking at Netgear products because we have their managed switches and touch wood I have no problems with them and prefer them over Dlink. I attracted with the price as well.

    I was looking at either going for 3 WAG102 AP's and some POE netgear switch (8 Port) or I can have a better and more expensive solution where the switches does a lot of managing of AP's using WAGL102 and WFS709TP.

    I believe Cisco or HP will be expensive but want to know if there are really expensive or because we are a school we can negotitate better deals.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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    @ Ranj... Thanks for resurrecting this topic as it's one close to my heart at the moment and useful given I'm in the same boat.

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    For those who are considering these systems and can wait a month or two, I am compiling a document comparing the various systems. Please post any questions at http://edugeek.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15445 (make sure you read the OP first!)

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    Thanks for all your input guys.

    I mean, if we want good coverage for every classroom, how many APs are we looking at for each room to allow up to 30 devices to connect? Once they are on the network, it won't be too bad but my worry is the logging on.

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    We can only really comment on the usability of a system and the functions that it offers not how many access points etc... you may need as that is best dealt with via a site survey.

    It depends on the construction of the walls etc... and the particular flavour of wireless as to how many you will get in the same air space.

    But two give you some idea.

    I currently manage 9 waps in my amp system I'm adding the others in as I have time.

    The current daily usage is that they have used 1.9mbps from the access points so utilization is low.

    That is a maximum of 15 clients.

    Ben.

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    FREE site survey and Extricom demonstation (Wireless)

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    Ans to Paid Peanuts

    One system that has not been mentioned is the Motorola solution....as see that you have previously installed low cost wlan. For that reason it is worth looking at Motorola's indoor wlan portfolio as certainly meets the budget requirements.
    So much so it is the preferred solution for 90% plus of retailers.

    It also meets your requirements as it works via a layer2/3 switch that provides POE.

    Regards
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