My company is in the process of opening a new head office building. The only addition to the normal network infrastructure being put in place is the incorporation of Wi-Fi access. I have been put in charge of this project, even though I have no idea of wireless networking. I need to produce a high-level document for management that must include topics on;
1. Physical Architecture
Could you please give me an insight of what is involved in setting up wireless networking, and also any repository of where I can obtain necessary documentation?
Before you start drawing up, you should consider provisioning for a Wireless LAN Site Survey. A wireless LAN site survey is a comprhensive study which aims to provide you with a picture of how many access points to deploy and where to deploy.
How do you plan to power your wireless Access Points? Standard PoE (15.4 watts) or enhanced PoE (up to 20.0 watts)?
Because there may be a large quantity of AP's involved, I'd recommend using a Wireless LAN Controller, most likely to be a 4400, a Wireless Service Module (WiSM) or the soon-to-be-released WLC-5500.
Here's the Deployment Guide for a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller: