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Which way to go with Wireless??

Posted on 2006-10-19
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My organisation has ask me to implement a wireless network. We currently run in a Windows Domain environment and that kepts us busy. We have an aprrox floor space of 6000sqm. I want to make it easy for myself -ease to implement and maintain but very secure. We also have a hotdesk which is used by vistors - we want to give them web access only so they may access their own emails etc.
1. Whats the best WAP to use?
2. How many would i need?
3. What level of security would i get?
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sorry 1000 sqmtres
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boomer,

I don't know how much experiene you have, but in my experience one of the most secure wireless network setups I have ever worked with is SOnicwall TZ170W. (Info here http://www.sonicwall.com/products/tz170sp_wireless_features.html)

Sonicwall utilizes their global VPN Client to establish wireless communications to the WAP for all permanent users, and also allows you to permit guest users as well. Sonicwall also offers some free courses as well as a full on certification of their products to learn the ins and outs. Additionally, Sonicwall products provide a complete firewall/anti-virus solution at the gateway.

The number you need is going to be difficult to ascertain. If I were you I would start with one and then by a 2.4 GHZ spectrum analyzer and walk your building and find where you start to lose signal off of that one, then move it to that spot and continue the process until you see how many you need to avoid dead spots.

Hope this helps.
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