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Indoor wifi mesh for a building

 

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 ?
 
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Eng. Eltigani Osman  
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Re: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

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.


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Re: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

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.

 

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Re: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

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..


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Re: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

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

can you give me a solution.

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Re: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

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

 


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Re: Indoor wifi mesh for a building

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

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