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Using 5 Access Point or 1 AP + 4 Range Extender?

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Arda IskenderFlag for Saudi Arabia asked on
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Hello,
In our office we have a big area and i want to provide good wireless signal for every department. I am going to use linksys devices.

First Scenario:
I will connect 1 access point and 4 range extenders. But nearly 150 people will connect to 1 access point and i am not sure that access point can handle that.

Second Scenario:
I will connect 5 access points and each ap can handle its own users. The question is people always walking around and every time when they passed to another area what will happen? Is it going to work perfectly if i put the same SSID and should i select different channels?

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Also i want to ask that i will use same sub net for everything, 10.0.0.0/16. If any virus comes from phones can it reach to our domain file sharing system somehow? Or should i use different hardware switch from my fortigate firewall for wireless connectivity? Because people probably want to print from their phones too. What is the best setup for this?

Thanks.
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