[Server-devel] Wireless Cards in the School Server

Marten Vijn info at martenvijn.nl
Mon Mar 9 14:48:46 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 17:51 +0000, Dev Mohanty wrote:
> You could also use the APs in repeater mode with the same SSID, if you're planning to use more then one AP.
no that is no very handy if want some performance, a repeater eats
bandwidth from the AP.  

Best for performance 
- big antenna's antenna's  (reduces noise from clients)
- channel planning
- ap's in bridging mode (no routing or NAT)

In a classic E.U (U.S.?)
        - a server is in a server room
        - ap is in the class room
        - maybe use PoE (803.af) over your wired network


> Cheers,
> Dev
> On 3/9/09, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:
>         Unless your school is very small, using dedicated wireless
>         interface
>         in the server is probably not
>         a good idea.
>         We suggest dedicated access points as schools with more than
>         40 - 50
>         students will need more
>         than one access point, and they are best spread out (i.e. not
>         all the
>         antennas are within three feet
>         of the school server.)
>         There is currently no effort in the XS configuration scripts
>         to
>         recognize and properly configure such
>         an interface.  That doesn't mean it won't "just work", and I'm
>         sure
>         it could be made to work with minimal
>         effort.
>         As Sameer said, let us know what you decide, and what works
>         for you!

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