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 From:  "Quark IT - Hilton Travis" <Hilton at QuarkIT dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall + Captive portal + 20 AP's setup question
 Date:  Sun, 24 Aug 2008 15:30:47 +1000
Hi Yves,

Have a read of http://www.quarkit.com.au/content/view/51/49/ (a
description of WDS) and also
http://www.quarkit.com.au/content/view/49/49/ (an overview of Wi-Fi) as
these may be of assistance to your understanding of channel assignments
and ways to implement a distributed Wi-Fi network.




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> -----Original Message-----
> From: YvesDM [mailto:ydmlog at gmail dot com]
> Sent: Saturday, 16 August 2008 4:27 AM
> Hi,
> First of all excuse me for this off topic post, but I know this list
> 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
> 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.