We've been asked to get wireless access to all rooms in a hotel, which is 20 stories.
I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this; and the thing that makes it difficult, is that we have no way of running ethernet to all of the APs due to the design. I'm sure we will need more than 1 AP per floor, as the first 5 floors have hallways that are L-shaped, and roughly 100ft and 200ft long, and the all floors above 5 have hallways that are 100ft and 100ft long.
I like the idea of a mesh network, but I don't believe the cost of the 1500 APs is worth it, as the hotel will not be charging the customers for the use of the wireless.
I do like the idea of LWAPP, and I know we *should* be able to get an ethernet connection to atleast 1 AP per floor.
One thing I haven't been able to find out, is if LWAPP supports WDS (Wireless Distributed System).
I did read where converted APs do not support WDS, and so I wasn't sure if that meant all LWAPP APs do not support it.
If the case is that WDS will not work with LWAPP, any other recommendation?