Customized Wireless LAN Proposal

I am looking fora website or company that can propose a wireless or wired network design for me based on my requirements. So for example, I fill in a questionnaire with my requirements (number of users to be supported, total network traffic, # of buildings, etc etc.) and it will suggest what kind of wireless technolgy is suitable for my needs.
Are there any websites or products out there that can do this for me?
aashpatelAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

visioneerCommented:
There are consultants that can design wireless solutions for you (mine, for example).  Most often, you would need to pay them for the design.  Some manufacturers might assign a pre-sales engineer to do this for you, based around their products, if you give them a call.  
aashpatelAuthor Commented:
Do you know which companies/websites do this?
I am actually designing this for a school project and need to compare my approach to other approaches out there - and I need to compare with at least 3 other competitors!
visioneerCommented:
If you want to do this without spending any money, I'd go straight to the manufacturers and ask them for this info.  Contact their sales and tell them you are interested in their products and would like to know which products will provide a solution to your wireless requirements.

www.cisco.com
www.proxim.com
www.redline.com

There's 3 of 'em for ya.
SolarWinds® IP Control Bundle (IPCB)

Combines SolarWinds IP Address Manager and User Device Tracker to help detect IP conflicts, quickly identify affected systems, and help your team take near instantaneous action. Help improve visibility and enhance reliability with SolarWinds IP Control Bundle.

visioneerCommented:
Whoops, that last one is wrong.  :-)

http://www.redlinecommunications.com is what I meant.
aashpatelAuthor Commented:
Sorry for being ambiguous - I am not looking for companies. I am looking for a wireless network "advisor" thats walks the user through a variety of decisions and suggests plausible solutions with emphasis on wireless. Are there any "intelligent" websites that let me do this.

* Am I making sense - Is there anything out there that does this???
The--CaptainCommented:
I think that for all but the most basic configurations the design parameters quickly exceed the capabilities of any completely automated software out there...  That's why most companies that would sell the equipment have humans to assist with the process (as others have pointed out).

If you really want a website that does this for you, I'll sit on the other side of a webserver for enough $$ and feed all your questions to salesdroids...  Obviously, this is unappealing since you could just call them yourself.  

I don't know if it gets easier than that (most companies hire a design engineer - he decides, with assistance from the procurement manager, (and sometime outside consulting) what needs to be bought, from whom, and how it will connected and configured (within budgetary constraints and approval from above).

>Are there any "intelligent" websites that let me do this

I'll do it for you if you're volunteering to be my first client.  If you pay well enough, you can be my only client <chuckle>

Wait a minute - I remember at least one site that will do it - it called Experts Exchange (sorry for the merciless plug for the site, but I gotta earn that PE rank (just kidding)).

Cheers,
-Jon


pseudocyberCommented:
The only one I know might be this one:  http://tools.cisco.com/GCT/PCTPST/en/US/adirect/cisco?cmd=advisor&dummy=1&external.findCompare=Find&begin=yes&startstate=answer_Find-Compare_Find

Click on Wireless Products and you'll be on your way.

HTH

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
pseudocyberCommented:
Hey aashpatel, how'd that link do?
aashpatelAuthor Commented:
Exactly what I was looking for. Let me know if you know of any others by tomorrow. Thanks!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.