Investigating Managed Wireless - any advice?
We've had a long-term aspiration to get managed wireless and we're at the stage where it may be realistic, pending securing of funding. Currently we just have standard resistantial-type access points dotted around the place, some close together that cause overlaps (despite our best efforts configuring appropriate channels) and some that drop frequently.
I imagine we'll have to put a case forward and wondered how others who have previously been in a similar position have gone about this?
Also when actually setting up the network, have you found you don't need as many APs and/or that reliability has vastly improved?
We have approx 20 APs at the moment but hope we could reduce that by at least 25%, however our knowledge of how managed wireless works or indeed how many clients each can handle/coverage is fairly limited.