Wireless Access Point

I would like to get a business class Wireless access Point, this will be the first of several to be deployed.
In addition,  the AP needs to work with most wireless client hardware/software and can support all the wireless protocols 802.11a-g.

I have looked at the Cisco 1230ag, does any one have any additional input on a good AP?
Does anyone know if the Netgear WG302 supports a-g as well? I know it does g.

I want something that can be easily managed and that can scale if needed. A good price
would also be nice.


thanx


harbor235 ;}
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yasirirfanCommented:
Dear harbor235 ;}

Cisco is a better one but if you want to try other one then I would recommend HP Procurve Access Points, they are really good access points with many features and can support 802.11a and 802.11g standards, as well as 802.11g radio operation .  You can check the product details at following links http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/wireless/ProCurve_Access_Point_530/overview.htm

http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/wireless/420_series/overview.htm

if u need any info do let me know


cheers

Yasir


bryandyalCommented:
Cisco 1130AG.  I have had great success with this and has the strongest signal strength that Cisco has manufactured.  It looks cool too :) Kind of like a space ship.  It mounts to the grid of a ceiling more securely than any other Cisco AP as well.

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harbor235Author Commented:
bryandyal,

How about interoperability with non-cisco wireless cards?

harbor235 ;}
yasirirfanCommented:
Dear harbor235

You can use any wireless cards with both Cisco and HP access points. I am usng both in our infrasturcutre performence of them is quite amazing.


Cheers


Yasir
bryandyalCommented:
I've had great success with the Intel Pro 2200 and up series integrated WiFi cards.  For best results pick up the Cisco A/B/G cards (can't remember the model # off the top of my head...AIR-CB or something or another...They run around $125).  Most of the enviornments I set up are multiple Cisco AP's so the Cisco cards work the best because of Fast Switching (the card will automatically determine which AP is closest and switch automatically and not interrupt your network connection).  
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