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Making an apartment complex wireless

I am working with an apartment complex and they want me to setup a wireless network for all there tennets. If on a map I drew a circle around the apartment complex it would be 1000ft Diamater. What prouduts should I use and any suggestions on where to start?

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Re: Making an apartment complex wireless

I'd look into the Airespace product line.

Using 1000-series APs and a pair of redundant 4400 controllers...

The advantage with these is that support will be simpler - you can replace APs by just swapping them (zero-config) and they will automatically arrange radio channels/power levels dynamically...

This last part is important as your tenants will at some point install their own wireless (believe me, it happens even if your service is free) and this can cause you lots of interference issues for your other users...

It's important to make it secure as well - consider that all your tenants probably don't want to have other tenants being able to reach their laptops etc; or have passers-by being able to do the same..

It's possible with the airespace stuff to prevent inter-client connectivity to prevent this...

Regards

Aaron

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Re: Making an apartment complex wireless

Thanks Very helpfull but I have another Question

Where can I get information on the range of the Aironet 1000? Also you said a pair of redundant 4400 controllers...I noticed they are for the security and things like that but why would I need 2 or is thay how they come?

I was also wondering if the redundant 4400 controllers supported setting up PPoE over the wireless connection or would I need a seprate server for that.

Thanks

Matt

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