Dr. Don, a SearchMobileComputing.com reader needs your help clarifing his AP configuration and asks:
I can't get a straight answer as to how to configure my wireless APs. My office is a 40' X 100' rectangle with all the examination rooms lined up on one of the long walls. There are four doctors who walk around with TabletPC's using 802.11b. We tried using one AP located at the geometric center (20' x 50' from any corner). With this location, the edges got lousy reception.
We then decided on two APs located at 20' x 25' and 20' x 75'. We got great signal coverage everywhere!
The dilemma is: are these two (Linksys 802.11b-only) APs supposed to be on the same channel or different channels or is one supposed to be bridged from the other?
Mind you that the docs in the office can, during the day, walk all over the building and want to maintain connectivity at all times.
None of my consultants can agree on the proper set up for one channel (e.g. channel 1), two channels (e.g. channel 1 and 11) or one AP bridging to the other.
Thanks for taking a moment to straighten me out.
***** Any and all responses are appreciated *****
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September 2, 2005 10:39 AM
September 2, 2005 12:21 PM