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.