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Help :Reduce number of wireless access points !


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#1 BobbyJean

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:05 AM

Hello guys

So, there is this 2 floors clinic where they are using about 10 wireless access points, which is kind of too much for such a place !

is there any kind of way to reduce the number of those AP ?
And is replacing them with better ones will solve the problem ?

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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:45 AM

It is difficult to say, without knowing the layout and the size.  At best wireless is good for 185 feet from the access point, once you start putting walls and other electronics into the equation the distance drops.

 

Why do you want to reduce the number of access points?  What are you going to do with the access points that you remove?

 

The problem you're going to have "selling" any change is that the current access points have already been purchased and if they work then why change?



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:25 PM

You never stated what the problem is that you are having.  I would guess you need to authenticate to each AP and that is the problem?

 

It would also be helpful if you stated what make and model AP's you have


Edited by Wand3r3r, 20 January 2016 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 05:15 AM

Thank you guys for your answers

The exicting APs are working fine, the thing is that the owner thinks that is very unhealthy (since it's a clinic), and he is looking for a solution to reduce the number of those AP's (there are more than 10).



#5 Wand3r3r

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 12:01 AM

If you replace them with fewer APs, odds are they will need to be more industrial to still have the coverage.  This means more radiation not less.

 

Tough choice.  Wireless or no wireless.  Mobile phone or no mobile phone. And that's not even accounting for the power grid.

 

You can't have a myopic view of this stuff.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 02:57 PM

I share the opinion of Wand3r3r.  Decreasing the number of APs will most likely require higher power APs.  While this would reduce the number it would actually have a more adverse result.

 

You might be able to do a wireless survey to find out if there are APs that can be removed while maintaining current coverage.


Edited by Kilroy, 24 January 2016 - 03:03 PM.





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