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Wireless - Thin Client AP's vs Fit Client AP's

Posted on 2006-10-27
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Hello,

I'm trying to decide what wireless solution to purchase for our institution.  We are small, single, two story building college.  I also run a one man IT department and need a solution that is easy to install and maintain.  The solution would offer two options:  Wireless hotspots to allow anyone who comes into the building to access the internet without having to "log in" and an authentication process for roaming staff be able to access our Windows 2003 server network.

I've narrowed my my search down to Aruba's 800-16 access controller with 6 AP's to start out with, or 3 Com's new inegrated wireless switch.  I'm leaning toward Aruba's product becuase I think the think client access point technology vs. the fit client technology seems more efficient and easier to install and maintain.  I'd love some advise about this product or any other suggestion.  I can't make a purchasing mistake with this project.  I have this one shot budget and am not authorized to call in consultants if I get into trouble.

Any thoughths,

Mitch
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The 3com is nowhere near as good as the Aurba even when using the 3com phone sysytem the Aruba is better, also with Auruba you can install the remote AP and link it back to the main site.

Contact your local Aruba dealer and get them to do a demo
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