Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 3:23 PM (in response to jrlopezp)
ThIs User Tip provided by forum expert Tesserax might be a good place to get started.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 6:23 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Thank you very much for that link and the quick response. Very helpful. I'll give that a shot when I get to the office tomorrow.
I welcome any additional input from others' experiences with this kind of a scenario. I'm looking at a total area of 36,000 square feet - 1 floor only - a possible max amount of 200 connected devices in an area of 10,000 square feet.
Again, thank you for all your input.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to jrlopezp)
Some general thoughts:
You would want to connect each AirPort or other wireless access point by using a wired Ethernet connection back to a central hub or router to maintain maximum bandwidth on the network.
Not sure whether you are planning to connect wireless devices or wired devices, or have a combination of both.
In theory, each AirPort router wil accept up to 50 wireless connections, but things are going to be mighty slow if you attempt to have them all connected at the same time unless you have a world class Internet connection.
Better to plan on about 30 wireless devcies connecting per AirPort, so you will need 6 or 7 AirPorts to handle the load.
Spending a few dollars now to have a professional IT guy come out and survey the building and take some measurements and offer some design proposals would be a good investment to consider....and it will likely save you money and headaches in the future.
Better to know exactly what the network will do in advance than try to fix things on the fly.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 10:40 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Thanks again for your great input. Your suggestions. I am in the process of surveying the area with the current equipment we have to see what we need to accomodate. My current units all go to the ethernet backbone so I'm good on that end. No devices are wired to the back ports of the AirPort units.
I appreciate your input!