How to figure bandwidth vs # of PCs
Posted on 2011-03-25
I am setting up a training room that will allow between 25-50 students to sit at desks. They will be bringing their own laptops and will be connecting to the internet wirelessly for the trainings.
There are also a few offices through out the complex, maybe another 10-25 employees that will be using the internet. Some will connect their laptops to the network wirelessly as well as by ethernet cable.
I need to setup this facility with a wireless device, access points and internet access.
How do I figure out:
How much bandwidth for maximum capacity? There will be no streaming video allowed or downloading of music, etc.
What kind of wireless device and boosters or access points should I install?
How do I secure this network? There are no plans at present for a server. All content is accessed via the internet.
Should the wireless internet device be something like a SonicWall? Only worked with one once but it seemed to be a great device TZ200?
What is the best internet access for this? T1? T3, Fiber? What will be the most cost effective as the training room gets more students on a daily basis?