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roaming wireless users... suggest devices

Hi all,

I want to design a wireless soho network with the following parameters.

I need 3 Access Points, one of them have to be ADSL modem/router.

The users want to roam between access points seamlessly.

The wireless devices will be connected on wires.

There are only a few users on the wireless (3-4).

[AP]------[DSL Router with wireless]------[AP]

What devides, products could you suggest?

I think I need WDS service for the roaming users, could I do this without WDS?

regards,

Gabor

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roaming wireless users... suggest devices

You could use a Cisco 881w/888w, then use the 1142 AP as the secondary AP.

As for WDS, you only need to use WDS if you are using EAP for the users.  If you are just using a PSK, which I would recoomend for a SOHO deployment, you won't need to configure WDS.

HTH,

Steve

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roaming wireless users... suggest devices

You could use a Cisco 881w/888w, then use the 1142 AP as the secondary AP.

As for WDS, you only need to use WDS if you are using EAP for the users.  If you are just using a PSK, which I would recoomend for a SOHO deployment, you won't need to configure WDS.

HTH,

Steve

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roaming wireless users... suggest devices

Hi, thanks for your reply!

I don't want to use EAP, so I don't need the WDS.

But what feature will provide the seamless roaming?

Gabor

roaming wireless users... suggest devices

with a PSK, the roam is fast enough that the users won't notice it.

The concern with EAP, is if each AP has to do the full 802.1x handshake, the client will notice the roam.  So, you configure WDS so that only one AP is doing the full authenticaiton, and you just get a 4-way handshake with the clients.  The same idea works with the WLC, only the WLC does the authenticaiton.

HTH,

Steve

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