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Re: Welcome to the Technologies for Small and Medium Businesses
So how is this for a specific answer...it depends... :-). Your questions begs a bit more information, most notably, what are your networking needs for this office both now and in the next 5 years? Wireless may be just fine for your needs but things like either bandwidth heavy applications, applications that need a predictable quality of service...like voice or video...these can all make a big difference. The other thing to consider is how you will innerconnect your networking peripherals like printers. These devices will probably not natively support wireless and would require a compatible piece of hardware...not expensive but may not be trivial.
My best advice is that you should engage a Cisco partner with wireless expertise. A site survey will be critical to this decision, especially since I don't know what the composition of the construction is...that same partner can provide you with much better advice on your specific situation given a good physicaly review of the facility. Let me know if you need assistance finding a partner.
Article ID:5727 Configure the Single Point Setup on the WAP581 Objective
A Wireless Access Point (WAP) connects to a router and serves as a node
to the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Clustering is when multiple
WAPs are joined on the same network. Th...
Article ID:5706 Upgrade the Firmware on the WAP125 Objective New
firmware releases are improvements from previous firmware versions.
Network device performance can be enhanced when an upgrade is made.
Firmware files can be downloaded through: Trivial File...
Article ID:1972 Configure Time Settings on a Wireless Access Point
Objective The system clock provides a network-synchronized time-stamping
service for software events such as message logs. Without synchronized
time, accurate correlation of log files betw...