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enterprise wireless networking for a building with 15 floors.

By mohsenmfp ·
hi....i looked at the web to finding enterprise solutions to providing wireless network connectivity for a building with 15 floors but at this time i should say that i am confused. ...how can packets route from one access point to another? should i connect APs to router? what if an Access Point works as well as a router? i mean Wireless router..
any suggestion would be helpful.
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Part of the WLAN infrastructure is a wired lan infrastructure

by robo_dev In reply to enterprise wireless netwo ...

In a typical buidling there is a wiring closet on each floor with ethernet switches.

Those ethernet switches provide connectivity and typcially power-over-ethernet to the access points on each floor. A typical building floor has between 3-5 Access Points, each one connected to a central wiring closet via a standard Ethernet cable.

Three vendors who make this sort of gear are Aruba, Aerohive, and Cisco.

For a large deployment you need a centrally-managed solution where the Access Points work cooperatively. Cisco has the WLAN solution engine (WLSE) and Aerohive has their HiveOS solution. These allow APs to be automatically provisioned, deployed, managed.

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