Good quality Wireless access point with bridging capabilities

we have a small rural school with 3 classrooms and offices.

We have very poor quality broadband and we would like to increase it.

The school is wired with cat 5 cables

We were thinking of getting 2 Wireless access points that could be bridged and place them at strategic points in the school.

We would be plugging these wireless access points directly into the network.

Can you suggest a good quality Wireless access point that you would recommend?

Thank you
Robbie
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Craig BeckCommented:
If you're plugging them in to the network you don't need to bridge them, unless the bridge links 2 disconnected networks.  Is that what you want to do?
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Kanti PrasadCommented:
Hi

 Cisco products are generally good but the below link have some other options that you can explore

http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/networking/300071855/the-top-10-best-selling-access-points-by-brand.htm/pgno/0/10

some info to help you

http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/802.11ac-access-points,2-722.html
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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
First it's depending on the link speed you need and the distance between the 2 location
Any way
NanoBeam M it' amazing 150 mb up to 5 km
2.4 and 5 GHz frequency available
 https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/nanobeamm/
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
Take a look at Ruckus or Meru, I would lean towards Ruckus
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Mick FinleyNetwork EngineerCommented:
Engenius is really good and cheap, I use them mainly to bridge lone buildings on our campus with no other choice for internet/LAN access, but work very well as an AP also.


http://www.engeniustech.com/products/outdoor-access-points-client-bridges/outdoor-pro/enh202.html
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masnrockCommented:
You need to better define out the exact issue. If the problem is the broadband connection itself, bridging is going to do nothing to solve your issue based on what you've mentioned so far. Now if what you mean is poor wireless coverage across the building, which explains the desire for access points, either use existing cabling (assuming that is an option) or just run cables specifically for those new access points.
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IP4IT StaffAuthor Commented:
To better define the question:

The wired LAN broadband is working fine throughout the school.

However, the school wants to add Wi-Fi capability.

The school wants all of the Wi-Fi units to talk to each other so that they is proper hand-off between the devices and no dropped connections when moving around with a portable device.

They are strongly considering this device, any thoughts on it????

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP LR 300 Mbps AP/Hotspot - Long Range with Software Controller

Thank you very much.
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Craig BeckCommented:
Good unit.  Will do what you need.
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masnrockCommented:
They will more than suit you well. They also make a line specially for the education market you can look at.

Ruckus is great, but far far more expensive, so stick with the UniFi.
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