!!Advice Please!! - Primary School Wireless Solution - connectivity problems???
First time user of edugeek - would really appreciate any help and advice. My new school has a wireless solution in place which has 12 AP's and is controlled by a wireless controller (thinking netgear). The school is an old three storey double sided victorian building. The school has 60 netbooks and 30 laptops all accessing the wireless network at different times during the day. The server is running Microsoft Server 2003 and the server is approximately 6 -7 years old. The pupils/staff log onto the the network via roaming profiles and all have individual log ons. The school is located in London and has recently switched from synetrix broadband services to VMB services via LGFL 2.0 connection.
Classes of children can take up to 20 minutes to access the network. This is far from ideal when you are teaching as you want instantaneous access.
Staff members have long waits before logging on via netbooks/laptops
What can be done to improve the time take for pupils logging on to network via wireless device?
How can the signal strength be improved across the school?
What reliable companies geared at providing wireless solutions can do carry out this work?