Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

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Leo Laohoo Wed, 01/20/2010 - 13:15

Same SSIDs configured to multiple APs should not be an issue.  It's doesn't behave like an IP address where it has to be unique per appliance.  Think of SSID as a Visa/Mastercard "accepted here".

Leo Laohoo Wed, 01/20/2010 - 15:29

This is dependent on the signal coverage.  The softwares to manage your WLAN credentials should automatically log the clients when they step in and out of the wireless coverage.

George Stefanick Fri, 01/22/2010 - 23:11

I think you will have issues... i would test with a small number of aps before you buy your mass...

What type of security will you be deploying on your WLAN. I had a customer do what you are proposing and he had all kinds of issues to the point that he pulled his 50 linksys aps out. These APs arent designed for key cach, WDS, etc ...

George Stefanick Mon, 01/25/2010 - 06:24

My friend Leo is very knowledgable and knows his stuff.

I would only advise that you test this yourself before deployment only to cover your own bases. I will find out the exact model my customer used but it was about a year ago. As for their issues... Their biggest problem as i recall was roaming / authenication issues. They were also running a sensitive application that would slowdown to a crawl. I was pulled in towards the tail end of this saga. 

Also, I had a engineer friend who worked for a company who fixed Trump casino in Atlantic City. Trump put out an RFP to do wireless in their towers. The company who won the bid used linksys access points (thus why he one the bid!). Trump pulled it out just months later due to issues. Although i think those issues were more survey related.


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