AP choise

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Apr 4th, 2007


we plan to introduce wireless for IT departement: 3 floors: 2nd floor, 5th floor and 6th floor.

few users will use it: between 10 and 20 users.

what is the best AP we can use?

what is best solution for security: static/dynamic encryption? authentication? VPN? should i use the built in radius?

thanks for any advice

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rob.huffman Wed, 04/04/2007 - 05:45

Hi Oussama,

This type of question is very hard to answer without seeing your environment and doing a proper site survey. That being said. I have tried to add some information to help with your decision. I have stayed with mostly Autonomous type references but if you want to go with a more managed solution we can point you to a LWAPP or Lightweight design. Without seeing anything I might suggest an AP like the 1240 series which can be ordered as an Autonomous AP but upgraded to LWAPP should you move in that direction down the road. It also has flexible antenna options :) If you wanted something a little cheaper with built in antennas try the 1100 series;



Wireless Site Survey FAQ


Cisco Aironet Wireless Access Points Solution Overview


Antenna reference guide;


I have attached some good "getting started" type Security docs)

Wireless LAN Security White Paper


Five Steps to Securing Your Wireless LAN and Preventing Wireless Threats


WLAN Security considerations (Part of WLAN SRND Guide)


Wireless LAN Security Solution


Hope this helps! Please let us know.



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