Wireless Deployment

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Apr 28th, 2009

I want to build autonomous wireless N network with about 10 indoors AP and 3 Outdoors AP. I have Cisco 3560 PoE switchs. The network will have IP phones. Can you guide me to the right AP to buy.

I forgot to add that I need this deployment to be done ASAP. So much appreciated

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Leo Laohoo Tue, 04/28/2009 - 13:55

Try the following:

Cisco Product Advisor

http://www.ciscowebtools.com/ProductAdvisor/

For AP's that are geared up for 802.11N (Draft 2.0):

Data Sheet Cisco Aironet 1140 Series Access Point

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10092/datasheet_c78-502793.html

Data Sheet Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point Data Sheet

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps6973/ps8382/product_data_sheet0900aecd806b7c5c.html

If you are going to choose the 1250, note that the Antennaes are optional. Here's some information regarding them.

Antenna Product Portfolio for Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Points

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps7183/ps469/at_a_glance_c45-513837.pdf

The AP1250, when operating with 2 radio modules on Autonomous IOS, requires a minimum of 18.5 watts (ePoE). So you'll need either a Power Injector or PoE switch that will support enhanced PoE such as the 3560-E or 3750-E.

802.11n Design and Deployment Guidelines

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns394/ns348/ns767/white_paper_80211n_design_and_deployment_guidelines.html

Hope this helps.

George Stefanick Wed, 04/29/2009 - 13:38

Something i wanted to add is that the 1140's are not autnomous yet. I hear they will be in a few weeks.

leo 5 stars for the product Advisor link .... i havent seen that before ... good info

Leo Laohoo Wed, 04/29/2009 - 16:32

Thanks for the ratings, George.

Be advised that the Product Advisor Tool is still in it's infancy stage. Since no one has made any comments and complaints about it, alot of development has stalled.

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