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Wireless Design

We are planning to install wireless AP Cisco 1200 in my organization (right now we have got only two APs) , what should I take in consideration we I do the design

1- Distance between APs

2- If I used LEAP for authentication, do I need to configure an AP to do this authentication, or it will be done through a server ?

3- Right now we have got Radius server

I will really appreciate if some one can post any typical diagram shows me most or all details for the purpose of doing this design

Regards

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Re: Wireless Design

Hi,

1.

Have a look into this good thread.

http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Wireless%20-%20Mobility&topic=Getting%20Started%20with%20Wireless&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40%40.1ddc4ace/0#selected_message

2.

You MAY use an AP for LEAP authenication. If you have an AAA Server which supports LEAP (like ACS or openRadius) you can use the server.

3.

Good for you, but this gives us no hint of the technical abilities. What radius: MS IAS, Cisco AAA, Linux OpenRadius .......?????

Best reagrds,

Frank

Gold

Re: Wireless Design

1) it depends what speed do you want , what kind of rooms do you have (openspace or walls etc...),type of antennas, number of clients

check following table

(taken from http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/products_data_sheet09186a00800937a6.html)

AP 1200 ranges

802.11g: Indoor

? 90 ft (27 m) @ 54 Mbps

? 95 ft (29 m) @ 48 Mbps

? 100 ft (30 m) @ 36 Mbps

? 140 ft (43 m) @ 24 Mbps

? 180 ft (55 m) @ 18 Mbps

? 210 ft (64 m) @ 12 Mbps

? 220 ft (67 m) @ 11 Mbps

? 250 ft (76 m) @ 9 Mbps

? 300 ft (91 m) @ 6 Mbps

? 310 ft (94 m) @ 5.5 Mbps

? 350 ft (107 m) @ 2 Mbps

? 410 ft (125 m) @ 1 Mbps

2)Yes you need specify type of authentication, Radius server properities

check following link for more details

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_example09186a00801c0912.shtml#configproc

M.

Hope that helps rate if it does

Community Member

Re: Wireless Design

Thanks Guy for these feedbacks

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Good for you, but this gives us no hint of the technical abilities. What radius: MS IAS, Cisco AAA, Linux OpenRadius .......?????

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Sorry I forgot to mention that it is Cisco AAA.

We have got partition wall (partition type gypsum), i.e. offices within building

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type of antennas

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All clients have got built-in wireless that comes with dell laptop latitude D620. do I need to use any other antenna (except Aironet 1200 or may be 1400) ?

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number of clients

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70

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Yes you need specify type of authentication, Radius server prosperities

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This is depend on what the you guys advise or what cisco recommends

Regards

Re: Wireless Design

take a look at this thread that several of us already chipped in a great deal of info. :)

http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40.1ddc7808/0#selected_message

Also, i am going to assume that when you say 70, you mean there are 70 clients within your facility. You may run into performance issues only having two APs servicing that number of clients.

Community Member

Re: Wireless Design

[cut]You may run into performance issues only having two APs servicing that number of clients. [/cut]

Yes you are right. We want to add more, we are not going to rely on these two only.

I will go through the thread that you have pointed

Community Member

Re: Wireless Design

I just want to know what will be the recommended authentication for such a small organization ?

Because the vendor who implements it now, he recommended to use MS-CHAPV2

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