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 From:  YvesDM <ydmlog at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall + Captive portal + 20 AP's setup question
 Date:  Fri, 15 Aug 2008 22:04:45 +0200
Hi,

Thanks for the links, interesting!
I guess I'll start with same ssid on all ap's,  3 non-overlapping channels
and see what it all brings me.


Kind regards
Y.




jan dash ake dot ronnblom at skeria dot skelleftea dot se> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Using the same SSID everywhere would make it simpler both for your
> customers and for you and it would also allow roaming between APs.
>
> When it comes to channel planning I would either use the suggested 1,6,11
> channels if it is possible. You probably have some APs on floor one and two
> that can see each other which would make it hard with only three channels.
> You could however use channel 1,4,7,11 or 1,4,8,11 with minimal overlapping
> between channels. This would allow a much more flexible planning. You also
> need to consider the odd neighbour that have their own AP or a neighbour
> that will buy an AP and both will cause you problems and a need to adjust
> your channel planning accordingly.
>
> As always you need to go out there and measure the signal strength and
> how much the walls in the building will absorb the signal.
>
> Here is a great description of channels and overlapping:
>
> http://www.wlanbook.com/slightly-overlapping-channels-wlans/
> http://www.wlanbook.com/wireless-network-performance-channel-planning/
>
> On our site we have around 30 APs and we use a 4 channel scheme with
> minimal overlapping channels.
>
> Channel planning is the closest thing to black magic that we have in the 21
> century ;)
>
> Good luck!
>
> -J
>
> YvesDM <ydmlog at gmail dot com> writes:
> >Hi,
> >
> >First of all excuse me for this off topic post, but I know this list is as
> >one full of people with lots of knowledge and experience in setting up
> >(wireless) networks.
> >So, to me it looked like the best place to fire my question.
> >
> >Here we go,
> >
> >We need to provide wireless acces in a residence with approx. 150 rooms.
> >It's devided over 5 floors and we already provided utp cabling to 4 acces
> >points per floor. (so a total of 20 acces points)
> >All acces points are connected to a switch, which is also connected to a
> >m0n0wall box.
> >The m0n0wall does dhcp and runs the captive portal.
> >
> >Now the question.
> >Should i only use the non-overlapping channels (1-6-11) and use slightly
> >different ssid's on all AP's?
> >Or should i use more then those 3 channels? (and also different ssid's)
> >Or should I use only one channel and the same SSID on all AP's? (m0n0wall
> is
> >the gateway for all of them anyway...)
> >
> >I hope someone can give me some good advice on this.
> >
> >Many thanks,
> >Y.
>
>
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