Hi friends !
I am working as IT Professional in an educational institute. Currently we have Fiber Optics 1 Mbps Leased Line (Wired) from our ISP.
Here is the scenario&
The wide thick cable underground (It is Fiber Optics Cable from ISP) is terminating to one box in our server room. From this box, one UTP cable is coming out and terminating to the Cisco 2600XM Router. The entire internal PCs are getting internet connection from internal ISA 2000 Server that is connected to the Cisco 2600XM Router.
Our premise is covering 1 Kilometer circular area with small huts and blocks.
We want to implement Wireless network in this premise because we have purchased about 100 laptops for Academic and Administrative staff and they will need wireless to be connected to internet.
Please tell me how I should plan for it. I know how to implement wireless and I know that here Access Points will be required but I dont know how many access points I need to buy and where to place them. I dont have geographical map of the institute.
I have heard about Omni-Antenna with Wireless Access Point with high capacity which can propagate signals for some kilometers. Please tell me something about it.
Q: How can I use it ?
Q: If I use Omni-Antenna, Will I need to use Wireless Access Points in the premise ? Or this Omni-Antenna will be enough to provide signals to the Wireless Network Cards of the laptops
Please note that my main consideration is to use only one Omni-Antenna with Wireless Access Point if it is possible with it to give connection to the laptops in the premise. I want to avoid use of small-small access points in premise.
Also note that we dont have building like structure. Our campus has huts and blocks at some distance. And we have complete wired network. We dont have any wireless equipment.
Please give me idea in this regard. If you need some other information then please tell me. Please note that my main consideration is to use