Large Wireless Network Problems

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October 7, 2009 at 14:15:30
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I need to set up a large area with a wireless network.
We're a large university (25000 students) and we're
thinking about setting up wireless so that students
can connect from anywhere on campus. What is the
best way to do this? We were thinking the network
would be about 30 square miles. How often would we
need an AP? What is the largest radius of an AP and
who makes them? Who would I contact about
installation? This is all a big IF but any answer would
help so we can estimate cost and difficulty. Thank
you so much.

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October 7, 2009 at 15:03:09
Directional Antennas are the way to go. They will give you twice the distance and you can only get on them while on campus an not off. I would probably consider either setting up a special subnet or VLAN just for the wireless AP. This way you have control over how it connects to your mall. Definitely firewall it and setup IDS and you might consider setting up certificate authentication so that only students can access.

The range will depend on the manufacture you go with and the antennas you use so sorry can't help you with this. I would use something like NETSTUMBLER or ssIDer to check the signal around the campus.

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