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Wireless access point for a school

I am looking for a good recommendation for a wireless access point.  We are a school, and are set up on a LAN with a sonic wall firewall, and a dell 2008 power edge server.   We are currently using net gear wn802t v2 devices for our wifi.  I am looking for something that will be fast and reliable, with good range.  We have about16 laptops, and quite a few iPads running wirelessly.  About 35 workstations as well, however they will not need wireless access.  It is a 1 floor building.  The laptops run windows, some still with xp.  Thank you for the help !
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Also, get don't forget that you need something that works standalone, not controller based. Unless it supports upgrade to controller based.

Like i mentioned, since you don't need many APs, a controller would just add to the cost.

Most of Cisco and HP line support standalone and controller based with the same AP. I think aruba as well...
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Take what Gartner publishes with a grain of salt.  They are not completely independent.  There is a cost to the vendors to get consideration from Gartner to get placed on the magic quadrant.  Vendors that don't have the marketing budget may not be able to create a nice relationship with Gartner to evaluate the product line properly.
We use all Cisco with a WCS Server, but we have tested Xirrus and they do very well. the xirrus can have up to eight radios, omni-directional antennas, per access point which really blanket the area with good wireless signal.
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thank you