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setting up wireless lan for hp prolaint ml 350 g6

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Dear Experts:

I am having a setup of 40 computers as of now no server but the network is wireless( with 06 access points) and internet is wifi, now management  decided to install the server with the centos ( samba domain controller) hence have placed the order for Hp Proliant ML 350 G6 server. please tell me is there any additional device required to purchase for this server so that all the desktops/laptops to be configured as client to the server. if need to purchase please suggest what to be purchased to setup a wireless lan ( want to make desktops /laptops as a client to the server)
Thanks in advance.
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by:DIIRE
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A little more information would be helpful.

How do you have the current wireless network configured?

E.G. Do you have one wireless router setup as a base station and the rest setup as repeaters or are they all physically linked via ethernet?

What make/model are the wireless access points?

How is DHCP currently being handled?  You will need to disable it on the wireless.
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by:D_wathi
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Thank you very much for the reply, 06 access points of model DWL-2100AP WIRELESS 108GB ACESS are placed in the office, all the access points are terminated to the fast ethernet switch and dhcp is disabled, as said in the previous post until now no server now we have placed an order to purchase the server but server does not come with wireless support hence i think need to purchase the additional hardware , please suggest me what all hardware is required to setup a server so that desktops/laptops can be configured to  server as a clients. Thank you.
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by:D_wathi
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Sir, is it suggested to connect the server to the switch where all the access points have got terminated then the server can be accessible to all the desktops/laptops. Please suggest.
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Yes that's right - connect the server to the switch.

You won't need to buy any new hardware.

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