Getting reaaally fed up now!
To say I am cheesed off with my Ruckus wireless system is putting it extremely mildly.
Thanks to my last post on Edugeek I made contact with a very nice man with the same name as me from a company called c-p-ltd who were incredibly kind and sent me a Ruckas loan kit of the 1GHz dual band AP's so I could see whether or not they were worth investing in. We had up to then 30 - 10/100 AP's which are zf2942 Ap's. Having tried out the zf7363 1GHz dual band I was blown away by the performance. The max through put we ever measured with the zoneflex was 28mbp/s on the old ones. With a new laptop which was n ready and the only one of two in the entire school(!) I got a throughput speed of 132Mbp/s.
we called in some "experts" to review our wired network who said our installer had basically fitted the netgear PoE switches (unmanaged midspan injection of PoE) into a port in a 48 port switch with a 1Gb feed, so in reality the PoE switch would get 1/48th 1Gb max in worst case scenarion and this was divided between four AP's - then you divide it by the clients... you get the picture!
So I bought 7 of the new AP's from C-p-ltd and they were here within two days and I spent last half term installing them. It has made a more reliable connection in our languages area, but because they are not n capable not that much of a difference yet. We still have problems getting 15 to login.
Do I really have to replace every laptop before I see any real improvement?