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AP choise


we plan to introduce wireless for IT departement: 3 floors: 2nd floor, 5th floor and 6th floor.

few users will use it: between 10 and 20 users.

what is the best AP we can use?

what is best solution for security: static/dynamic encryption? authentication? VPN? should i use the built in radius?

thanks for any advice

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Re: AP choise

Hi Oussama,

This type of question is very hard to answer without seeing your environment and doing a proper site survey. That being said. I have tried to add some information to help with your decision. I have stayed with mostly Autonomous type references but if you want to go with a more managed solution we can point you to a LWAPP or Lightweight design. Without seeing anything I might suggest an AP like the 1240 series which can be ordered as an Autonomous AP but upgraded to LWAPP should you move in that direction down the road. It also has flexible antenna options :) If you wanted something a little cheaper with built in antennas try the 1100 series;

Wireless Site Survey FAQ

Cisco Aironet Wireless Access Points Solution Overview

Antenna reference guide;

I have attached some good "getting started" type Security docs)

Wireless LAN Security White Paper

Five Steps to Securing Your Wireless LAN and Preventing Wireless Threats

WLAN Security considerations (Part of WLAN SRND Guide)

Wireless LAN Security Solution

Hope this helps! Please let us know.



Re: AP choise

thanks for these usefull links

Community Member

Re: AP choise


What's difficult for us to understand is the difference between light or standalone AP in a security point of vue. Is light model and controller better than standalone models regarding intrusion prevention and detection?

Any suggestion will be appreciated.


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