Strategy to improve wireless or prevent my network from crashing.
Posted on 2008-10-02
I have a problem with the wireless (or i think that is where the problem is) network in school. I have a wrt54g router with ~50 clients. Yes, i know that is bad, but i cannot do anything about it :( .
At my disposal i also have 2 wap54g access points.
Problem is, when there are many active laptops the wrt54g crashes and i have to reset it a number of times every day to get it back on. Thing is, before i switched most of the school on cable and got some new computers, switches, servers, ISA wrt54 was serving the entire school (over 100) all by itself and the users said it worked just fine back then.
BTW, it is acting as a router between "foreign" laptops and school's own network, that is it does not connect directly to internet itself. Just routes between wireless and local (i did this for some security reasons, and ISA 2006 connects the whole thing to interenet).
I am not sure where the problem is: what exactly contributes to the overload, the wireless part of the wrt54g or the router. If i add more access points i am sure it will help with the load on the wireless part of the wrt54g, but will it stop it from overloading?
Hope this was not very confusing.
Thanks for any comments.