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Wifi Project

by coolwifiguy21 / October 18, 2012 5:27 AM PDT

I'm looking to install a wifi service for my hotel. The hotel has 3 floors and 36 guest rooms. There are cat5 runs to several of the rooms but not all. There are no drop ceilings so I really want to cut into the drywall as little as possible.

Anyone have any ideas? Are there products that will allow me to use the cat5 runs to spread out the wifi, but not take up all the cat5 jacks? How would I go about mounting a device without it sticking out or looking unprofessional?

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So this is not a jerry rig thing?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2012 5:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Wifi Project
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Somewhat jerry rigged
by coolwifiguy21 / November 1, 2012 5:46 AM PDT

I'm looking for a wall jack solution, as I think it will be the most economical and professional. Does ruckus make anything like that?

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I doublechecked my link
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2012 5:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Somewhat jerry rigged

And there it is. A wall jack solution. I'm unsure if supplying other vendors will help if you missed the one I supplied above.

Sometimes folk post and don't reveal their full needs or intentions so while I think I supplied a solution it's possible they wanted something else. Or they have a price point that they would love to find.

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by coolwifiguy21 / November 1, 2012 5:58 AM PDT

I see this is what I'm looking for. Do you have any experience installing or using them?

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I don't like install work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2012 6:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Doh!

I'm more of a designer but this install looks like we run wires and configure stuff. Nothing out of the ordinary but Ruckus appears to have support and more at that site. My background is more in the electronics design areas rather than some IT network expert. But your question is a good one so I kept my eyes open for something that looked like a match.

Be sure to ask Ruckus who their competitors are when you talk to them.

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by coolwifiguy21 / November 1, 2012 7:09 AM PDT

Thanks to the 2 people who posted Happy I will look into these options and let ya'll know what I'm thinking of going with.

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Other options
by 007networkpro / November 1, 2012 6:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Somewhat jerry rigged

Panoptic also makes a wall jack AP that will work for you. We use them on our installs, they're pretty easy to install, if your network jacks are all good. The Ruckus device Bob posted acts as a switch as well, which may be a little more than what you need.

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