I am adding a wireless network to a companies back warehouse and putting a sonicwall firewall in as the main wireless for office workers. So 5 Total access points to get on their wireless network.
180" wide x 240" deep
Power in the ceiling but the WAPS I purchased have PoE injectors
180" wide x 80" deep
The server rack will be near the back of the office closer to the warehouse than the front of the office.
Each WAP will have same SSID, Password and different channel. I planned on doing 2.4 ghz but read there may be interference when the person with laptop or ipad is walking around to different parts of the warehouse. Connection reliability is a bigger concern than speed. I purchased 4 x Engenius long range 5ghz Wireless Access points (linked at the bottom). I figured cut the warehouse into 4 quadrants and place a WAP in the middle of each quadrant.
-Will choosing the 5 GH zwaps make my range suffer too much?
- Is there any other disadvantage going 5 GHz WAPs?
- Is there a design that would allow me to use 4 WAPS in that small of a warehouse on 2.4 GHz Freq? What would it look like physically and channel wise?
-Does PoE work effectively at or around 250 ft? If not I can just run hard power to the two farther WAPS.
Thanks a lot ahead of time. If I missed anything important let me know!