wireless Set-up office

I have set-up the wireless  network apart from the wired network .  And also I have  selected the Ruckus Wireless. my solution not wireless from the main switch  ? still possibility  of failure due to wired network to the APs . do you think that batter to go with the  wireless from the main core switch to the each location ?

just I am thinking the complementation cost ?
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In a college I setup about 30 AP's and these used gigabyte ethernet from the AP's back to edge switches and then back to the core switch. If one AP died or became overloaded it didn't cripple everything using it as well as stop the backhaul from other AP's to the core switch.

Since we had up to 50 or 60 mobile devices connected to an AP we wanted the best connection possible from any AP in the system.

I think you will find if the network is wired properly the wired network will be more reliable and have better throughput than the wireless AP's. Not that I have found the Wireless unreliable. It's throughput and latency that becomes the issue with wireless loading.

1 GB ethernet has vastly better throughput than wireless.   You could run many AP from a 1GB ethernet connected edge switch.

Your max throughput on wireless is about 280MB with N with dual radios as opposed to 1 GB ethernet. So you could run 3 AP's at full capacity off a 1GB cable in theory. In practice about a 30% load is usually the beginning of congestion.

Yes it will cost more to run the cable out. The question is, but do you want the best possible throughput for the AP's on the edge of your system? You could always opt for a cheaper and slow system if it fits your budget. I would not recommend using wireless as a backhaul to your core switch. In an emergency it's nice to know the system could limp along.

Can I suggest you talk to the Ruckrus people about their recommendation for your situation.


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curAuthor Commented:
thanks for your info . I don't think i can talk to Ruckrus people  directly ?
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