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Wireless redundancy with commercial grade router/AP

Posted on 2011-03-06
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Need to provide 24/7 wireless connection for 30 plus users
So here are my questions;
1-      What hardware router or AP you suggest that is a commercial grade and won’t be overheating, or getting overwhelmed with traffic.
2-      Should we buy a 2nd similar one for redundancy, and how we get them to do the automatic failover?
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You're going to be hard pressed to get any single standard AP that will support 30+ users at one time.
You might want to look into specialty high-density AP's like Aruba or Xirrus arrays, or Trapeze

http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/Wireless-Access-Point-meets-high-density-deployment-demands-559752
http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/technology/DG_HighDensity_VRD.pdf
http://www.xirrus.com/products/product_brief_xn4.php
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how about having 2 that can support 15-20, and configure a 3rd to pickup the slack?
what hardware you recommend, and how to configure?
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Netgear Wndap350 Does 64. I have two at the office supporting 50 people. Almost everyone has an iPhone and iPad and about 20 use wifi laptops pretty much constantly. No problems.
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how about doing redundancy in case it fails, I need automatic failover?
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I saw these reviews on newegg for the Wndap350 , and they say it is flaky with connections!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122350

I really need a reliable AP otherwise it is a problem in our environment.
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I have used mutlple Cisco Aironet 1100 series in the past to to connect between 20 to 25 users and they seem to be working ok.
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so how can I get 30 users to work with redundancy on this?
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I didn't accept my comment, I don't know why it says that!
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I still didn't get an answer to my question.
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