do they make a wifi access point that will do this?
Posted on 2014-02-09
I am the network admin for a decent sized church. We currently have a public and private wifi network. The on the private our dhcp server is our windows server and the public is on the dmz out from our sonic firewall. Right now I have 11 wifi access points through out the church to provide 90% coverage. The problem I keep encountering is that these are off the shelf consumer wifi devices so if we have a power surge or brown out then the access points go down and don't always function afterwards and I have to manually reset them. I could put a ups on every single one of them and that is an option we are looking at but it doesn't fix another issue id like to address at the same time. I really would like cloud or app managed access points that can carry both networks through the same point. Right now I can tap any ethernet line and put a private WAP on but the public ones which are part of a legacy wifi system that predates me being here by 5 years are all daisy chained together and the horrible thing is also is that I'm not even where what is in the chain. It would be nice to carry both networks down the same cable, have 2 separate wifi networks and keep the same complete separation between the 2. I am not sure if they make an access point that will do this and that can be managed like I need and how to setup 2 separate networks on the same line. The public networks don't need to have access to each other.