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by csengineer / November 16, 2010 5:02 PM PST

Hey guys,
I'm working on the wireless internet for an apartment complex. What wireless router(s) would you recommend that could handle a high amount of traffic (40+ users with a lot of streaming and downloading), with wide enough range to cover the entire building (approximately 18,000 sq ft)? The current system is a patchwork of different routers that has been thrown together over time as demands have grown and unfortunately it has not scaled well and is not well prepared to handle the level of traffic that is currently being placed on it. Any ideas or suggestions on how we could improve this problem would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Re: wireless
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 16, 2010 5:13 PM PST
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If you play your cards right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2010 6:29 AM PST

A call to Cisco could get you a design for that. Naturally I can bet it will use Cisco gear but it would give you a great start on the system if you decide not to use them.

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by hometwonfl / October 8, 2012 6:44 AM PDT

I would recommend taking a look at We use a product they make called the Jack Pack for our APs and they work really well. They can be easily mounted and also have a lan jack on the front so you don't have to lose that when installing APs. We use them to service 15 story hotels with 300+ users at the hotel. Also we use MikroTik gateways for the back-end.

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by BrianMitchell1 / February 8, 2013 1:12 PM PST
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You must take professional's help in this case because there are lots of advices here that will make you confuse.

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