Have you built your own wireless network? Care to share?
I was hoping to take this at a more leisurely pace, but a chat with the deputy head on Friday and it looks like I'll be doing it during the xmas hols instead.
We're about to order 60 netbooks, fully aware of the issues of charging and general PITA potential of this arrangement. Ideally, they will be connected via wireless. I see frequent mention of Ruckus and Meru on this forum, but the budget is not sufficient to go for a fully-managed solution which is, I presume, what they are supplying.
What I would like to do is have an access point or two in each of the four rooms which will have these netbooks (hence 16 netbooks per room) with sufficient capacity to support domain logins. Does anyone have any experience and insights to share about doing this *themselves*? Like I said, for reasons of budget it's not really useful to be given the contact details of one of these specialised companies (although I'm sure they're great, etc) and I need to go for a more DIY solution.
Particularly welcome would be recommendations for which access points to use (make and model) and any tips and tricks you have to ensure they actually work as advertised.
With thanks in advance.