[aklug] Re: large scale wireless question

From: Shane R. Spencer <shane@bogomip.com>
Date: Wed Oct 19 2011 - 12:09:26 AKDT

One of the most difficult to deal with scenarios was potentially the easiest during planning.

Purchase sector panel antennas then arrange them around the property looking in at the
hotel and fill in the gaps on the inside with minimal coverage reducing wiring requirements.

I think the idea of outside in would end up working well still depending on their windows
and siding. Most hotels only have rooms with windows, never a completely internal room.

- Shane

On 10/19/2011 11:45 AM, Shane R. Spencer wrote:
> I ended up using Proxim AP-4000s for "The Coast" project. They worked well until they
> started to slowly lose their minds.
> The router was a Linux box running a simple iptables setup with squid, local dns caching,
> and outbound SMTP virus scanning (clamsmtpd) working transparently. We had plans to do a
> captive portal which is easy enough to do nowadays.
> On 10/19/2011 11:38 AM, Shane R. Spencer wrote:
>> 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.
>> http://ubnt.com/airvision
>> 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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