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Anonymous
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February 6, 2005 11:32:18 AM

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I need to set up a small office netwrok with multiple wireless access
points. They are going to tablet PCs for record keeping, and they need
seemless wireless access. Initial testing indicates it will need atleast
three wireless access points or some form of repeater to adequately provide
the coverage they will need.

There is cable all over the building so simpley plugging in multiple access
points would be easy enough, but they fields of coverage would have to
overlap. Would the tablet cards get confused or the access points get
confused with overlapping coverage. Would it have any trouble with
switching from one access point to the next? Would it cause multiple
collissions on the network? The people using these are proffessionals, but
not technical. Having to manually change things ass they move to different
parts of the building simpley would not work. They need to seamlessly be
able to move around the building with their tablets and do their record
keeping.

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
February 6, 2005 7:42:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Configure AP #1 on channel 1, AP #2 on channel 6, and AP #3 on channel 11.
Adjacent channels have frequency overlap, but between channels 1 and 6 and
11 there is no frequency overlap. If you have to use a fourth, then start
again with channel 1, and make sure AP #4 is far enough away from AP #1 that
a client computer won't see both.

When you position your access points, make sure there are no gaps in signal
coverage. Clients will associate with whichever AP's signal is stronger.
As a client roams away from one AP and toward another, once that second AP's
signal is sufficiently strong, the client will associate with that one.

Steve Riley
steriley@microsoft.com



> I need to set up a small office netwrok with multiple wireless access
> points. They are going to tablet PCs for record keeping, and they
> need seemless wireless access. Initial testing indicates it will need
> atleast three wireless access points or some form of repeater to
> adequately provide the coverage they will need.
>
> There is cable all over the building so simpley plugging in multiple
> access points would be easy enough, but they fields of coverage would
> have to overlap. Would the tablet cards get confused or the access
> points get confused with overlapping coverage. Would it have any
> trouble with switching from one access point to the next? Would it
> cause multiple collissions on the network? The people using these are
> proffessionals, but not technical. Having to manually change things
> ass they move to different parts of the building simpley would not
> work. They need to seamlessly be able to move around the building
> with their tablets and do their record keeping.
>
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