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Mulitple access points for wifi setup throughout a house.

Posted on 2014-10-02
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Hello,

I'm looking for a good user friendly wifi setup (not cisco commands if possible) that will allow me to have multiple access points for a very large house.  I have some knowledge of networking but not CCNA level.  What hardware setup does anyone recommend for multiple access points that can all broadcast same SSID's, multiple SSID's (for guest wireless) & a GUI setup menu for ease.  POE will be used for the access points.  I can have up to 15 access points if that help any.
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by:Natty Greg
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Use tp-link power-line with wifi, it will broad cast the same ssid, its gui, real easy to setup
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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Simple, works a treat.  Comes in three packs for "about "  200 USD.

http://www.ubnt.com/

Is not a repeater.  requires each WAP to be wired to the switch/router.
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by:John-Charles-Herzberg
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I think what you are looking for is a roaming network setup.  Before you buy new equipment have a look at this article

Demystifying wi-fi Roaming what you need to know to avoid costly mistakes

http://hometoys.com/emagazine/2012/04/demystifying-wi-fi-roaming-what-you-need-to-know-to-avoid-costly-mistakes/1909

Thanks
JC
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by:jo80ge121
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Thank you all for the comments.  I'm reviewing them today and will respond
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by:jo80ge121
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Larry Struckmeyer - what model are you referring to that comes in a 3 pack for about 200?
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3 AP's with 3 Powerinjectors, easy GUI deployment, long range and its less than $300... Larry Struckmeyer MVP - have you ever heard of the saying, "that is too good to be true??" Wow.  I'm going to try it.   Thank you
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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I have had really good luck with those.  We cover some medical offices of 5K ft sq with just one of them.
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Just ordered the three pack.  Thanks again.
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