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Reduce number of wireless access points !

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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Maybe, maybe not.

In reply to: Reduce number of wireless access points !

You need to know the reason for that plan. If the clinic had a lot of shielded walls as is typical for clinics that had X ray machines then it takes more access points.

Also, if the owner DEMANDED that it always work in every corner, again, you blanket the floors.

In parting, some advice from my friends. Ready?

"Don't fix things that work."

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Why not !

In reply to: Maybe, maybe not.

Hahaha Thank you 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).

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There are papers that call...

In reply to: Why not !

There are papers that call fluorescent lights unhealthy too.

Anyhow, the simply plan would be to turn off an AP and see if the coverage is OK or not. If not, the answer is NOT to get a more powerful AP since you exchanged one issue for another. More power is not the answer here. Lots of low power spots or...

Why WiFi at all here? Just put WiFi in the one spot and that's where it is or move back to Ethernet.

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