How to determine bandwidth requirments for a wireless network
Posted on 2011-03-15
A client of mine is going to be making a very large 60-100 people room available for seminars. The attendees will be allowed to use the wireless network for the seminars. The membership for these seminars is going to be $200 a month. The attendees would be able to use the internet for research and email.
Presently, he has a Linksys wireless router and cable from cablevision.
My questions are...
How do I determine how much bandwidth each laptop will require to have a good fast internet experience?
How many users will the Linksys accommodate before I have to upgrade it? And what are your recommendations for upgrading it and to what?
We also want to be able to block certain sites, music, porn, etc. from downloads.
I want to give each user their own username and password that is good for only one connection at a time. I also want to be able to track usage. If the person needs to be able to print, we would like to be able to charge for it, so is it possible to track this kind of usage?
Would we need a server at this site? or would network devices such as SonicWall or Barracuda or a router be able to cover these requirements alone?
What is the break point for how many users before we would have to go from cable to fiber or T1s?
thanks in advance.