Wireless-N - Four Access Point Warehouse Network - Best practices advice
Posted on 2012-09-12
I'm building a wireless network in a warehouse and will be using 4 access points. Handheld bar code scanning computers will be accessing the wireless network to make changes to inventory.
I'm confident that the 4 access points will provide total warehouse coverage. My question is, how best to configure them for smoothest operation. The hand held computer will be moved throughout the warehouse.
I want to ensure continuous communication with the application server while the hand held jumps from one access point to another. I'm looking for some best-practice advice on how to achieve this. My plan is to do it this way:
1. Create one SSID
2. Configure each A/P to use the same WPA2 Password
2. Wire each access point back to a centralized switch
An alternative would be wireless repeater and simply extend the wireless network across the warehouse from one tie-in location.
I appreciate your thoughts.