Hotel Wireless System

May 20, 2009 at 07:33:29
Specs: Windows XP, 2GB
Hi Everyone,

Ok - I have been asked by my client to provide internet access in his hotel. It is over 5 floors, each floor approx 200m².

Cables have been run to each riser, and have put 2 sockets on each to suffice what is neccessary, hopefully only one will be needed to reduce costs.

The cable modem & rack mounts are downstairs in the basment, so the virgin media cable modem is there. They have then installed a Samsung Officeserv 7200, which runs the telephone system & has the cables from the risers.

Firstly, stupid question, but do i connect the cable model to the officeserv & then the internet will run through that, or should i purchase a wireless router then connect the router to the officeserv?

Apologies for my limited knowledge but this system is completly new to me & i have challenged my self here, so any & all help is much appreciated.

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May 20, 2009 at 07:44:41
To add, its a wireless system he wants, so i will be putting AP on each riser.

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May 20, 2009 at 08:50:05
I'm not familiar with a "Samsung Officeserv 7200". But I can tell you this much. Standard procedure would be to connect the AP's to a switch which is then in turn connected to a device capable of dishing out TCP/IP settings via DHCP. This could be a server or SOHO router depending on what you have.

Assuming a SOHO router, it would look as follows:

Internet >> SOHO Router >> Switch >> AP's & Clients

Just out of curiosity, I did a quick google of "Samsung Officeserv 7200" and got the following page: which says, "The OfficeServ 7200 has been designed to deliver advanced voice, data and wireless communications in a single platform. Businesses can deploy this system to build sophisticated telephony applications, secure data-communications and policy driven networks."

If it were me, I'd begin by learning what the OfficeServ 7200 can do and plan from there. Apparently it's wireless capable. That doesn't change the fact that you'll need AP's throughout the hotel, but does change your needs most likely.

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May 21, 2009 at 03:51:01
Thanks for your reply. Which AP would you recommend? i would need 5 of them & the signal to stay strong to each floor of the hotel.

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