Implementing Wireless LAN

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Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Domain
Wireless in 2010
Wireless LAN
Wireless networking
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WLAN access points
Hello guys, Need advice on my new project of creating a wirelees network all over a 3 storey building with approx 2100 sqm floor area. Wall are really thick concrete so I need to place several access points. Please advice me on the following: 1. What is the best brand of access points to use for the mesh of APs, please take note that we have budget constraints. I'm looking for a good quality, good management, but reasonble price. 2. Any advice on authentication/ encryption since we are using windows 2003 active directory in our existing LAN (wired)? 3. What I want to do is for a single SSID only so that users need not switch AP when going from one location to another using their laptops or other Mobile devices. 4. Other matters to consider... Thanks, Junec

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Windows 2003 Domain and Active Directory

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I would probably go with <a href=”http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/products/DS_A3000.pdf”>Aruba Networks</a> if price is a concern. Quality products as compared to Cisco’s expensive line. I would use at least 4 APs per floor with AP in each corner of the floor to maximize floor area. Authentication, you can use a combination of certificate as well as NTLM integration with your AD Infrastructure. The NTLM would provide you the single sign-on capabilities with certificates provides an additional security layer.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As of EmNichs, I also agree with this idea. And better u link the below which I put here and hope u will get all of ur answers.... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb530679.aspx Good Luck !
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  • JuneC
    Thanks guys... I appreciate your help.
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  • Netkal
    Hi, Access point placement should be done after study of the floor plan. considering the area, wall location etc.
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