Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 953
  • Last Modified:

Wireless Network in a Warehouse Help


I have a warehouse which is approximately 90m x 30m which i need to equip wirelessly. There will be approx 4 PC workstations and associated printers at the left end hard wired to the incoming comms cabinet (which is connected to the server in the offices by fibre optic). I need to equip future workstation expansion wirelessly, as the warehouse staff will use PDAs. The ceiling is approx 10m high and has three ridges like /\/\/\ - there is metallic racking from floor to ceiling and into the ceiling voids created by the roof shape.

How would i be best to use wireless technologies? I have though about three wireless access points at the top centre of the building, bottom centre and middle right connected to a wireless router on the middle left (hardwired into comms box) as below

[                                   ap                                      ]
[                                                                             ]
[                                                                             ]
[comms                                                                  ]
[wr                                                                     ap]
[                                                                             ]
[                                   ap                                      ]

Where comms is the comms cabinet, wr is the wireless router, and ap is the access point.

Any direction regarding standards, even makes and models would be most appreciated - my knowledge of wireless is fairly sketchy


1 Solution
You have to remember that wireless transmition propagate is a sphere like shape.  Thus in placing the APs at the corner of the building is not a clever idea.  It would be best to place 2 AP in the middle of the strcture.  Since your structure is 90X30, I would plave them something about 25 meters from each side of the 90m along the middle so there is some overlaping in the area they cover.

A couple of Signal Amplifiers and/or Directional Antennas would probably avoid the need for multiple Access Points.

Check out this site -


Some of those Indoor Antennas would be ideal for your situation and would not require
running any additional wire.
Forced accept.

EE Admin

Featured Post

Who's Defending Your Organization from Threats?

Protecting against advanced threats requires an IT dream team – a well-oiled machine of people and solutions working together to defend your organization. Download our resource kit today to learn more about the tools you need to build you IT Dream Team!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now