> 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.
I have about 50 hotels I do WiFi for. So this is hard won experience...
:) Putting 4 APs on the second floor will cover floors 1-3. I would
put 4 on floors 2 and 4 only, but use something with some punch like a
high powered, or Netgear WG-302s. Many Windows clients only look at
SSID, so a frozen or disconnected AP will "take over" and there is
nothing they can do. With SSIDs like "AON @ BestWestern 1" and so on,
they not only see the coverage, they can choose a further AP if they
have a problem. (Like a bad microwave) You will need to monitor the
APs as they love to hang. I port forward high ports to each AP to allow
monitoring from a central site. Survey the site for random D-link and
2wire123 SSIDs, usually on ch6. I use channels 1,4,7,10 and 2,5,8,11
scattered for distance.