Planning & design

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Mar 17th, 2007
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Hi,


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.

Uzma

Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 10 years 4 months ago

Hi Uzma,


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

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/design_guides/dg-wlan.html


Wireless Site Survey FAQ


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_q_and_a_item09186a00805e9a96.shtml


Understanding the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP)


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns348/ns337/networking_solutions_white_paper0900aecd802c18ee.shtml


Deploying Cisco 440X Series Wireless LAN Controllers


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/prod_technical_reference09186a00806cfa96.html


Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Release 4.0


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/products_configuration_guide_book09186a00806b0077.html


WLC Video


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/index.html


Lightweight Access Point FAQ


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6306/products_qanda_item09186a00806a4da3.shtml


Lightweight AP (LAP) Registration to a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a00806c9e51.shtml


Wireless - Compare Products and Solutions


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/products_category_buyers_guide.html


Hope this helps! And best of luck.

Rob


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Hi Uzma,


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

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/design_guides/dg-wlan.html


Wireless Site Survey FAQ


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_q_and_a_item09186a00805e9a96.shtml


Understanding the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP)


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns348/ns337/networking_solutions_white_paper0900aecd802c18ee.shtml


Deploying Cisco 440X Series Wireless LAN Controllers


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/prod_technical_reference09186a00806cfa96.html


Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Release 4.0


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/products_configuration_guide_book09186a00806b0077.html


WLC Video


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/index.html


Lightweight Access Point FAQ


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6306/products_qanda_item09186a00806a4da3.shtml


Lightweight AP (LAP) Registration to a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a00806c9e51.shtml


Wireless - Compare Products and Solutions


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/products_category_buyers_guide.html


Hope this helps! And best of luck.

Rob


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