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Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

Good day,

Does anyone know if Linksys by Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point - PoE can be setup to support multiple access point configured with the same ssids so clients can connect seamlessly wherever they go and if so any documentation?  Thanks in advance

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Re: Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

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".

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Re: Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

Ok I understand.  But with regard to seamless authentication when moving about into different zones, do you think it would be dynamic or clients gotta do it manually. If manually is there a way to make it seamless or dynamic? Thanks

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Re: Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

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.

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Re: Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

Thanks leolaohoo!

Re: Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

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 ...

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Re: Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

hmmm.  contrudiction to what the lealaohoo has said. I willl use WPA2-PSK.  Keys are cached from the clients side not the AP.  Has your friend used this series and also what were his main issues, was it seamless authentication roaming or config issues.

Re: Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

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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Re: Cisco WAP4400N Wireless-N Access Point

Ok , i wish i could test before but wouldn't be able to. Appreciate your input though and I will be using 4 aps in all. Also can someone confirm these inputs as i am currently double minded on the ease of seamless authentication wth same ssid at diff ap locations throughout a site.

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