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I am in the planning stages of an 802.11g wireless network for my shop floor.  The building is approximately 625 feet long  by 120 feet wide.  The ceiling is 50 ft or so high.

My initial plan calls for a  Motorola WS2000 with 4 AP300 installed on the ceiling down the center of the building (125 ft apart with clear line of sight) configured as a mesh network (due to distance).

Is the 125 ft distance too far for the mesh networking?  This network only feeds about 3 PC's and 5 roaming (PDA's) and possibly a couple wireless barcode printers.

Or should I be considering an 802.11n (Motoral AP-7131) solution?
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Depends on interference.  If it is line of sight and you don't have equipment interfering then it should be fine.  Remember same SSID and security settings with different channels (i would go 2 channels apart).
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I do believe that your distancing is adequate as long as you have good line of sight... I mean you can see the APs up in the ceiling.

As far as channel spacing, keep frequencies as far apart as possible both in channels and in range. Other than the channel spacing, I concur with Kutyi.

So your first AP should be ch 1, the next ch 5 and the next ch 11, then the 4th one ch 1 again. I am assuming you will be using 4 APs. If more, just keep channel separation in mind.

Lastly, are there other APs in close proximity to you? Something you really ought to check for. Get a laptop and NetStumbler http://www.netstumbler.com/ and check things out.

John
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I would avoid repeating channels in such an open area.  If you space your channels as wide apart as johnjces states thenwhen you get back to channel 1 just bump it up one to channel 2 etc.
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Thanks for the rapid responses and advice.
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