Public WIFI hardware needed.

I have a midsized church that i am having trouble implementing wireless conctivity through out the church of 200 members when all are present.   What router and ap hardware should I be looking at.  I underestimated what would handle useage for the church  with a standard$60 router and some plug in the wall ap adaptors in the sacturary.....  

Thanks.
MuttertagAsked:
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lti-dboychukCommented:
Ubiquity (https://www.ubnt.com) makes some reasonably priced equipment that would do the job.  Their solutions combine both hardware and software, and their quality has really improved over the past few years.

A 3 pack of Access Points is as low as $199.  Their wireless LAN controller is also software base, and included with the access points.  It can run Windows, Linux, or Mac.

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Jason JohanknechtIT ManagerCommented:
Ubiquity or Engenius would be my recommendation.  Keep in mind most of these new AP are only rated for about 30-32 users per device.  Higher end model AP can handle 50 users per radio.  Band steering on Engenius products (Not available on all models), would probably be of great value in your setup.

http://www.engeniustech.com/

Other thoughts you need to consider is how many clients can your router really handle?  For example Centurylink branded Actiontec C1000A routers (Not using their wireless) struggle to operate at all around 40 users (Hard wired) and completely become usesless before 45 users.  Those locations required the modem be placed into bridge mode and a more powerful router installed.
MuttertagAuthor Commented:
Thank you guys I appreciate your thoughts...   Regarding the bottle neck possibly with the modem .   The provider is Mediacom(cable) internet and is just a standard modem.  Not a modem/router like most are offering today.  Should this modem be upgrade?
lti-dboychukCommented:
Your internet connection will always be your bottleneck.  You should be ok, if the ports on the modem support Gigabit.  The service doesn't need to be Gigabit.  There should be a model # or MAC address on the modem that you can use to look up more information.

You can plug the mac address into here to find the manufacturer:
http://www.coffer.com/mac_find/
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