Wireless LAN solution - Tablets and Multiple Access Points
Posted on 2010-01-06
We have a project that we need to implement and are planning for.
I am not a big fan of any type of wireless LAN, we always hardwire our sites with CAT5 or 6. However we have the need for a stable wireless solution, hence this post.
The job calls for 8 wireless Tablets for Drs to be to address images and xrays from anywhere in the office and to be mobile of course. Drs will carry the tablets from room to room to see patients.
Note: There are 2 main applications that the tablets will use. One is an SQL patient management app the talks to the main server...the other is an MDB based app that pulls images from a separate MDB database residing on server2.
Networking and configuring is not a problem and is straight forward. These are the concerns I am seeking advice on.
1. Coverage - do we triangulate a few access points WIFI N to ensure strong signal in all areas of the office?
2. Database session stability. I am well aware that dropping sessions if even for a moment to a database is not good practice and can result in DB corruptions. Is there a way to avoid or minimize this problem? Plugging into jacks is not an option.
3. Access point to point jumping. Is there a way or solution, that will allow a tablet to jump to a stronger access point without dropping packets? to avoid severing the connections? IE like your cell phone and can hit tower after tower without dropping your call.
Appreciate the help in advance