Solved

wireless WAN

Posted on 2014-09-03
4
366 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-28
I have eight buildings about 1,000 feet from each other with about eight users per building

What fiber-alternative do you recommend for under $500 per AP ?
  ** http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/wireless-lan ?
  ** etc ?
0
Comment
Question by:finance_teacher
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:Tim Phillips
Tim Phillips earned 166 total points
ID: 40302259
Recommend looking into these guys for Line of Sight Wireless WAN operations: http://www.ubnt.com/
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:QuietFrank
QuietFrank earned 167 total points
ID: 40302278
With the 1000' distance, I would look at directional antenna APs, http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/mesh-routers. You might check out Aerohive. They do back haul mesh if they do not have or loose wired connectivity. They do have external directional antennas also. I would also look into second hand Cisco gear.

Depending on your comfort level with hanging and tuning the APs, I would have companies come out, spec it, and deploy it. The requirements you would need to give them would be the expectation of speed to each building, along with building layout, whether there is line of sight, mount points for external antenna, if you are trunking VLANs, is VoIP involved, etc...

Also, what is on the other end of the AP? Is it to act like an old school bridge and go into a switch? Or use one of the radios for the backhaul and one radio for client access. If so, are there any requirements on the SSID like 802.1X?

The price will depend on the answers, but I would not expect anything under $500 per installed.

Frank
0
 
LVL 45

Accepted Solution

by:
Craig Beck earned 167 total points
ID: 40303750
As per Tim's suggestion, I'd buy a couple of Ubiquiti NanoBridge M units - something like this...

http://www.wifigear.co.uk/ubiquiti-nanobridge-m-airmax-mimo-ptp-kit

You will NOT be disappointed!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:wmtrader
ID: 40694124
I am connection a office, that is out in the country, that has 20 PCs and 4 servers to a location where they can get business class broadband Internet. They are just out of town and the only option for high speed Internet at their location is a local wireless Internet service provider that wants $1,800 for 20Mbs up/down and often has outages. I am looking for a system that will avoid the other 5ghz networks in the area, is robust and with a high throughput.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

I recently purchased a Bluetooth headset called the Music Jogger (model BSH10). The control buttons on it look like this: One of my goals is to use it as the microphone and speakers for Skype calls. In that respect, it works well. However, I …
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now