1500 Eee PCs accessing wireless?
We are moving towards being an academy for September and we have been asked to discuss the possibility of giving every child an Eee PC with windows on. :eek: As you know there are lots of issues involved with this such as battery life, security etc etc, but I just want to concentrate on the scale of wireless that will be needed for this.
Here's the scenario. Each pupil will have a personal device such as the Eee PC. They will take it to every lesson. That means there will be 25-30 pupils accessing the network in one classroom. And there will be 60+ classrooms in use at any one time.
Can we realistically provide enough coveridge and bandwidth to cope with that? What about roming? What about availability and probable conflict of channels?
If you have faced this discussion before, or better still implemented such a system, I'd be very interested to know!
I want to be positive about what they are suggesting, but I need to be realistic too.