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Wireless Networking for small meeting place


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#1 MikeStanley

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 11:41 AM

I look after the internet connection and networking in a small meeting hall and would like a little direction.

 

We have a small domestic router and BT Broadband line running at about 8meg download and 1meg upload.

 

We transmit voice to a conferencing system so external people can listen in.

 

We also have a requirement for 30-40 people to be connected on their tablets to the internet.

When these people connect to the internet their usage will be very low, hopefully a few small PDF files from selected internet sites.

When we allow them to use the wireless capability of the router the router hangs and crashes and brings the broadband down.

It appears as it we can support 10-15 without issues, however we would like to give access to all 30-40.

 

What would you recommend we use.  I am sure that the Internet speed is OK, and we need to use a device that is better at handling the wireless connections.    What would you recommend?

 

Thanks for looking

 

 

Mike



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 02:21 PM

make and model of the equipment? 


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#3 MikeStanley

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:06 PM

Not sure, it's just a cheap domestic router from PlusNet in the UK, I believe they use Thompson routers.



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 12:42 AM

Hi,

You will have to use dedicated Wireless AP (Wireless Access Point) to facilitate connection for that much simultaneous connections.....

 

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hopefully a few small PDF files from selected internet sites.

That wont be an effective way to manage all traffic. You dont have any control over what services/data can be accessed by devices of members unless you provide filtering and ACLs. 30 to 40 members on a 8mbps connection may make the internet browsing congested.


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#5 MikeStanley

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:28 AM

I saw on a forum I could use Cisco AIR-AP1041N-X-K9 access point.   Would one on these do connected to the Ethernet port on the router.    To begin with I would have to trust the ones connected, that they do not overload their connection (I think)

 

Thanks for your replies

 

 

Mike



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:06 PM

what is your internet connection down/up?  This was eliminated but unless we know it should not be ruled out.

 

you may find its cheaper to just get a better wifi router than add a AP to the existing router.  If you find with the AP the router is still crashing you are kinda stuck.



#7 MikeStanley

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:53 AM

Hi

 

it's 8 -9 meg download and 1 meg upload

Can you give me examples of better routers please.

From what I have seen, no manufacturer states the number of concurrent wireless connections that they support

 

Thanks

 

 

Mike






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