I currently work for a small business. A local network company just quoted us about $4500 to install three enterprise-level access points, the 24 Port vlan switch, and a sonic wall. At the site there is two points of entry on either side of the property. We will need to broadcast Wi-Fi across the street to another lot where there's a warehouse location with that has no power.
The current set up is a dlink 24 point switch/Comcast business Internet. Filesharing works fine. all our needs are currently met except we have had trouble creating a roaming network/bridging access points to across the street. I am wondering whether a vLAN is necessary. There is no immediate plans to scale the business to other locations I was under the impression that a vlan was for multiple sites not for a single site.
Could someone tell me:
1) If the quote is too high?
2) is the vlan overkill? Would it solve the roaming network woes? Would it be a great builsiness enhancement worth the cost? Any alternatives worth exploring?