I was contacted by a client who runs a hotel with several smaller buildings spread across 1,5 km radius. They want to be able to provide wifi coverage for thier customers staying at the hotel and also for the employees. I've previously worked with the WLC series to offer these functions and now I noticed that the AP541N offers this functionality for far less money.
I'm thinking of using 5-8 AP541N to cover the areas needed with wifi and linking the units with the existing fibercable that runs between the buildings.
1. Is clustering the answer to the customers needs?
2. Do I need Cisco switches to connect the AP:s or will any brand do? (i.e Do I need to replace the customer existing switches)
3. Larger hotels prints out a timebased passkey to customers, is there a such a feature available in any Cisco solution?