For a school, I'd go with something better and even consider a router with a managed firewall. I offer some support to a small K-8 school. Their router is from Sonicwall and is managed remotely. It can block specific types of traffic, sites, etc. You'll want that capability. As for wireless, we added that separately. How we did ours was to purchase a number of APs with PoE capability, purchase a separate PoE switch and connect the access points through that. The PoE switch uplinks to a port on the router. The switch is also managed but quite simply. Doing this allowed me to connect that switch to an AC switching panel that allows the entire wireless network to be turned on and off separately. It's generally only turned on during school hours or for special use. This limits the time it's vulnerable to attack as the rest of the network is left on 24/7 for remote administration purposes and staff access to the school's NAS storage drive from their homes.
I have a question, hope you guys got some thoughts.
I run a small international school network (about 70 users) and I just bought a Linksys WRT350N Gigabit router for the campus. I am finding that this is failing almost every 24 hours. I have updated the firmware to the newest possible. I am basically wondering, is it possible that since this is a home router, it just cannot handle this much traffic? The school has no problem dropping some money on a business class router. I just don't know if that is possible.
Secondly, I heard somewhere that it is better to separate out the wireless function? So use a wired router, then just have access points, so that the router can just worry about routing.
Third, I have thought about running a PC as a router in lieu of a expensive router. How hard is it to install/configure? Is it even worth it?
Thanks for your time,