I am a Uni student and have an assignment to create a large WLAN.
Please could anyone point me in the right direction as I need information about how to design and plan the WLAN before I start looking for equipment. I have tried all sorts of searches on the Internet but cannot find anything suitable.
Please can anyone help?
Thanks in advance.
It is likely in this day and age that when creating a Large WLAN that you will be using a "Lightweight" architecture. Here are some good "getting started" Cisco docs (and link to a video) which might help with your initial steps. Don't forget to pay special attention to your Site Survey (best to hire a professional firm for this key function);
Wireless LAN Design Guide
Wireless Site Survey FAQ
Understanding the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP)
Deploying Cisco 440X Series Wireless LAN Controllers
Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Release 4.0
Lightweight Access Point FAQ
Lightweight AP (LAP) Registration to a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
Wireless - Compare Products and Solutions
Hope this helps! And best of luck.