I've been tasked with getting a new wifi install for our office. It would be for 2 networks, for use by visitors, and the other by presenters to us, not our staff. The ground floor is fairly small (18m x 12m), with several meeting rooms, but probably needs 2 APs due to a lift shaft that would create "shadows" if just one was used. I did look at a Cisco 3702 solution, but it was too expensive. Is Ubiquiti a good, stable and cost-effective solution?
Bare minimum would be:
• 2 Access Points to cover ground floor, preferably dual-band, with both being active simultaneously.
• Firewall for security
• Controller to limit devices (probably still giving 2 SSIDs – one Guest which is totally locked down, other Presenter which is a bit more open). I’d like a ticketing system, where we can give out time-limited access codes.
Budget is approx £5k for everything, and a solution that is easy to use and stable, rather than very feature-rich would be preferable. Users will have a random range of devices that connect, probably with the majority being IOS.
Internet line will be upgraded to a 20Mbps one from Andrews and Arnold as an ISP - www.aanet.co.uk
. Usage will be mostly typical surfing, some Skype, some streaming video, nothing heavy.
We may expand it to other floors in the building over time. I do a fair bit of tech, but am not a wireless or networking guy, so please bear with me if I'm a bit hard of thinking...