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Indoor wifi mesh for a building

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  • 1.  Indoor wifi mesh for a building

    Posted Dec 28, 2015 03:08 AM

     

    We want to set up indoor wifi mesh in a building  of five floors, the floor space of 300 meters (20*15).
    we proposed Aruba MSR1200 router and two access point (IAP-105).
    First floor  : IAP-105
    Third floor : MSR1200
    Fifth floor  : IAP-105
     
    Is this solution OK ?
     
    Best Regards
     
    Eng. Eltigani Osman  


  • 2.  RE: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 28, 2015 05:53 AM

    MSR1200s and IAP105s do not interoperate.  They cannot mesh together.

     

    Also, it would be difficult, due to the possible interference and reflections to produce a high-performing mesh indoors.  If it works right now, it would be difficult to predict if conditions would change, and that would give you poor performance.  Mesh normally requires a clear line of sight and as little interference as possible.  It is almost impossible to predict mesh performance indoors.



  • 3.  RE: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

    Posted Dec 28, 2015 07:17 AM

    If I use five access points (IAP-115) one AP for each floor, can the bridge between access points give me good performanc?
    because I want to link this floors wirelessly.

     



  • 4.  RE: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 28, 2015 07:21 AM

    Meshing indoors typically provides poor performance, due to lack of line of sight, reflections and interference.  Meshing more than two hops yields progressively worse performance.  I would not do it, period.

     

    A mesh requires that all access points be on the same channel, which increases contention and degrades performance with each hop.  Again, I would not do this..



  • 5.  RE: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

    Posted Jan 05, 2016 05:28 AM

    I want the Aruba solution to cover my building by WiFi network (indoor network)

    can you give me a solution.



  • 6.  RE: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jan 05, 2016 06:48 AM

    If it is indoors, you should run cabling that teminates on a POE ethernet switch, instead for better performance.

     



  • 7.  RE: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

    Posted Jan 05, 2016 09:35 AM

    Do Aruba have wireless router to providing DHCP to the access points.

    I want as much as possible minimise of the use of the cable



  • 8.  RE: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

    Posted Sep 19, 2022 12:16 AM
    System:
    7210 Controllers x 4 - HA
    HW Mobility Conductors x 2- HA
    APs: 325, 324, 225, 275, 203R
    Campus AP config
    Campus Network
    ISP: x 2 different providers. 1gb symmetric ; and 600mb/5mb - all managed with a Citrix ADC

    Our new management wants to:
                 Remove all of our fiber links to other buildings
                 Remove all of our Campus APs
                 Isolate the buildings with their own Internet connection - possible via local cable operator
                                  Many buildings are from the 1930's with cinder block walls
                 Deploy wifi mesh system for indoors - they are stating it's best for coverage

    Has anything changed in the mesh world since the writing of your post? I constantly tell them mesh works best line-of-sight - outdoors.
    They respond with their home mesh system is working just fine.


    Thanks

    Greg