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WiFi signal restriction.

Ok here's what I'm trying to do. I want to offer free WiFi signal at the lobby, however I was wondering if I can control the signal distance cause I don't want across street neighbors to use my connection. On top of that I was thinking on a guest password. Can someone help me with that, I do have to buy the right equipment as well. Something that will be compatible with my requirements.

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redcelltechCommented:
Depending on your needs you have several options. Most commercial grade wireless equipment gives you the ability to turn down or tune the radio(s) within the device. This will accomplish your need to reduce the distance the signal travels. It does have the draw back of potentially reducing the speed to supplicants (wireless devices) you do want to provide service for. The other consideration you should have is to keep this guest access separate from your LAN. You can accomplish this by using VLANS and a wireless product that supports them. Also many devices include a customer portal, in which you can provide the access control you desire. I am an Aruba Networks reseller and setup access similar to this all of the time.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
Do you have a suggestion of what would be best for me to use?

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jdffAuthor Commented:
redcelltech, can you help me please?

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redcelltechCommented:
Sorry, was out of town Thursday and Friday. I would look into a Aruba Network 200 or 800 controller depending on how many access points you need. If you have plans of the area or building, I can use a rf planning tool to lay out different scenarios for you. You can also call me at 813.394.3161 if you would like to discuss the situation.
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