Need help with a small business w/ about 30 employees

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May 4th, 2007

This is for a project at college.

Law Firm - about 30 employees

3 Servers running Windows 2003

DSL

We need about 6 AP's powered by PoE. Any suggestions on EVERYTHING we need?

Thanks for any help,

Erik

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mark.j.hodge Fri, 05/04/2007 - 11:48

At the risk of stating the obvious you need the access points. These may come with integrated antenna, if not you will have to purchase them sepearately.

Then you need to make a choice, lightweight or autonomous operation.

Lightweight - You will need a Wireless LAN controller. For 6 access points the mode 2100 is ideal. This will enable centralised mangement.

Autonomous - No additional hardware requiements, just time to configure each access point individualy, and tune the frequencies/channels and radio strengths. It is not overly difficult, just time consuming.

Documentatuin here:

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

dbentley Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:11

Erik,

I agree with Mark. You have some other decisions that are necessary before moving forward. If $ is an issue and time isn?t you should more toward the autonomous version of APs. Lightweight is a great migration path for the future. You can upgrade to this later on.

Cisco's 1130 series is a great place to start looking.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/products/ps6087/index.html

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