Roughing in the 881

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aclawson
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Roughing in the 881

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The WAPs are going to be delivered to the building a bit sooner than the internet connection so I may as well work on figuring out where to put them. Out of the box, if I plug one in will it immediately activate a generic AP? If it does then I can place them on the floor in the hall and move them around until I can get a decent idea of where the holes are going to be drilled in the ceiling. Even better if I can use my laptop to play around with channeling and experiment until I find the best configuration.
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aclawson wrote:Out of the box, if I plug one in will it immediately activate a generic AP?
No, it doesn't. It has to access the church servers to configure itself. (I tried)
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It will take about 20 minutes for the 881W, but the 1041n will be done in about 5 to 10 minutes
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I found the Cisco equipment doesn't seem all that much more powerful then standard home devices. If you've got a spare Wireless Router, you can use that to get some ideas as to how far the signal will go in your building.
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In some spots that would be about 30 feet - and that is with the most powerful wireless access point ever sold to consumers. Reinforced cinderblock and a wall of ductwork + a 20' fire curtain do not leave me with the best possible environment.
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