[aklug] Re: large scale wireless question

From: Shane R. Spencer <shane@bogomip.com>
Date: Wed Oct 19 2011 - 11:38:15 AKDT

Check out UniFi.

Inexpensive. Awesome.

  http://ubnt.com/unifi - It comes with PoE Adapters which you can make a spiffy little
passthrough rack mount. It isn't 802.3af PoE compatible without an adapter in line.
  http://ubnt.com/8023af <- not sure if it works well with unifi APs.

And while you're at it.


The most difficult part is understanding the interference in the hotel (I did "The Coast"
here in town a while ago). Since there are very few non-overlapping channels it's
difficult to arrange access points so that they do not overlap. Some APs have "auto" mode
to help deal with this.. but they don't appear to have a channel blacklist to not select
overlapping channels.

- Shane

On 10/19/2011 11:20 AM, Bruce Hill wrote:
> Yesterday a man came to my business who is opening a Motel 6. He wants a
> price for providing all the motel's rooms with wireless access. He said he
> already has the router(s) and (something else). My hearing is bad, and he
> is not a native English speaker, so I missed it.
> My question is: what type of APs are used in this type of situation? I'm
> about to go over there and look at what he already has, and the setup of
> the motel.
> Thanks for any help,
> Bruce

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