Wifi Network for Hotel (very thick walls)
Posted on 2014-03-12
I'm looking at installing a wireless network at a hotel, I think the best way to do this would be externally due to the extremely thick walls making difficult to repeat the initial wireless signal. Running internal cables isn't really an option due to the decor and large rooms.
My thoughts were to run a series of external antenna, maybe 5/6 around the outside of the hotel, kind of close to windows so the signal can be picked up in guestrooms etc.
The ideal thing I'm looking for but can't seem to find would be a one piece outdoor antenna that has a built in switch and access point that would perhaps run from PoE so that it wouldn't need an external power supply, I can envisage a daisy chain on a single CAT5e cable joining all the antenna together (with an in and out port?) - Does such a thing exist?
Failing that, any other suggestions?
I could maybe look again at internal repeating but advice on tried and tested hardware would be helpful