Wireless network configuratioin in very large hopuse

I have a business client who needs to have wireless in his home.  It is supplied by Verizon FIOS internet with one public static IP on the Actionet modem router that Verizon supplies.  Verizon will not support static IP on the device if it also runs the DHCP.  So I assume we need a router/firewall behind it FIOS modem /route,   as we do in client offices with Comcast Business internet.

The building is approximately 14,000 square feet almost evenly divided on two floors but with a 1500 sq. ft. finish area in basement where the FIOS internet comes in and is located.

We do very little wireless pother than our owner much smaller homes where one wireless router will suffice.

I have looked at Aruba/Dell devices for access points and Netgear wireless Prosafe series for router firewall. The Aruba/Dell is IAP and they don't require controller etc.  Setup one and they talk to each other and auto config it appears.  Ubiquity is another someone mentioned.   They all seem slick but may be over kill.

We need to make sure the entire house and basement is covered and  t think we can do it with the wireless router on lower level and 3 access points spread around building.  The access points can be plugged into Ethernet as the building is wired with Cat 5E cable all over the place so plenty of wall jacks.   Most of the high end access points are power over Ethernet but we do have A/C power near each Ethernet wall jack as well and do not have a power over Ethernet switch on lower level just regular Netgear Prosafe 24 port switch.  So that means adding a power over Ethernet switch if do use that for access points vs. A/C.  

So if anyone has suggestions on the best way and devices to cover this mansion I am open to anything right now.  The owner just want it to work seamlessly as they move around the building with their MAC notebooks or any Windows computer that guests and we bring into building.  
Price is not an object but If too expensive and difficult to figure out how to setup and mange and doesn't work well he will not be happy.  Also no one in the house has a clue about wireless or knows a switch from router from access point from modem etc. etc.  They   are absolutely no help with troubleshooting at all on phone or in person. So we need it to be simple for us to handle down the road.
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Esteban BlancoPresidentCommented:
What I have used in the past are wireless repeaters.  In large houses and building, I buy two or three of these repeaters and connect them to his existing wireless.  The grab the signal and boost it.  It has been very successful.  The ones I buy are Netgear.  Easy to install (under 10 minutes).


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to2007Author Commented:
I haven't had much luck with repeaters now that I think about it when we did wireless in this man's 200 year old farm house on 900 acres in Charlottesville VA.   Ran Ethernet in the basement and used one Netgear AP there as I recall and it seemed ok but that was several years ago and wireless have changed.   Just confused now  :(
I think we need to think of this as say a hotel where I believe they use Aps and not repeaters but not sure.
 Anyone have any experience with these high end APs from Aruba/Dell or Ubiquity stuff?
Esteban BlancoPresidentCommented:
Weird.  I installed three big places this year with those repeaters and they work like a charm without any cabling.

Here.  I found a "how to" that explains it better than I could (simpler).

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take a look at open Mesh.  I have install several of them and they are easy to set up and they work.

Check out this TP-LINK TL-POE200 PoE adapter kit. It injects PoE, then when the ethernet gets to the point of use, it splits it back out to your choice of 5, 9 or 12 volts. i.e. so the wireless APs don't need to be PoE devices, per se.
ergo, you could hang a few Buffalo WZR-1750DHP's, or ASUS RT-AC66U's (or mount them above the ceiling), disable their DHCP servers and connect them by one of their LAN ports instead of the WAN/Internet port, turning them into access points... just use non-overlapping channels (1, 6 and 11 in the 2.4GHz band, and there are typically a dozen or more to choose from in the 5GHz band) on each one.

If they need to be mounted above the ceiling where there is an air handler (not very common in residences, but you never know what you'll run into), get a plenum rated AP like the D-Link DAP-2690 Dual Band (which is PoE capable, so all you would need is a TP-LINK TL-PoE150S Gigabit-compliant Injector to power it, in the unlikely event that it doesn't include an injector).

Still, without installing a server with a user/password database, plus a RADIUS server, and use WPA/WPA2-enterprise authentication, you won't get "seamless roaming"... there will be a 10 to 30 second delay after they switch APs while the client gets a new IP address from the DHCP server. Using WPA/WPA2-enterprise authentication, they can pre-authenticate when approaching another access point, and when they switch, the same session just continues.
to2007Author Commented:
Thaks everyone is not you all but as a solution wireless in general sucks I think
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