enterprise 802.11

Joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Mon Jan 16 11:38:49 CST 2012


On 1/15/12 11:30 , Ken King wrote:
> I need to choose a wireless solution for a new office.
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> up to 600 devices will connect.  most devices are mac books and mobile phones.
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> we can see hundreds of access points in close proximity to our new office space.
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> what are the thoughts these days on the best enterprise solution/vendor?

My normal advice is fairly vendor independant.

use dual band dual radio APs. 802.11A attenuates much more effectively
in residential/commercial construction so the cells are smaller and
there's a lot more spectrum... you'll attract all macs, as well as ipads
and most enterprise laptops to 802.11a/n

Don't run mixed mode in the 2.4ghz band. drop the output power on the
2.4ghz radios to ~30mw, turn off the 802.11b rates, and increase the
multicast rate to at least 12Mb/s

plan for not more that 50 people per ap (remember the aps have dual radios).

if you're going to use 40mhz channels (and n-rates) do so only on 5.8ghz
where the map coloring problem is tractable.




> Thanks for your replies.
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> Ken King
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