Need help understanding what to purchase!

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by audleman@quasika.net, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hi,

    I'm configuring a small office network for a non-profit organization.
    Through donations and small purchases, we have everything we need
    except for a WAP. We've decided to buy one, but I find that I'm quite
    confused by the array of devices out there. I was hoping somebody could
    offer some advice. We need to add wireless support to a network that
    already has a DHCP server. When I check out WAP's, they seem to also
    have a built-in Router/Switch.

    My main question is: do I look for a device that is just a WAP, or will
    one of these all-in-ones work?

    Thank you,
    Kevin Audleman, Data Systems Programmer
    Yes! Magazine
     
    , Aug 9, 2006
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  2. Hi
    You should look for an Access Point.
    Example,
    http://reviews.cnet.com/Linksys_WAP54G_Wireless_G_access_point/4505-3265_7-20796892.html
    However read this as well, http://www.ezlan.net/APvsRoute.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm configuring a small office network for a non-profit organization.
    > Through donations and small purchases, we have everything we need
    > except for a WAP. We've decided to buy one, but I find that I'm quite
    > confused by the array of devices out there. I was hoping somebody could
    > offer some advice. We need to add wireless support to a network that
    > already has a DHCP server. When I check out WAP's, they seem to also
    > have a built-in Router/Switch.
    >
    > My main question is: do I look for a device that is just a WAP, or will
    > one of these all-in-ones work?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Kevin Audleman, Data Systems Programmer
    > Yes! Magazine
    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Aug 9, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Thank you Jack! I found the articles on your site extremely helpful as
    well.

    Kevin


    Jack (MVP-Networking). wrote:
    > Hi
    > You should look for an Access Point.
    > Example,
    > http://reviews.cnet.com/Linksys_WAP54G_Wireless_G_access_point/4505-3265_7-20796892.html
    > However read this as well, http://www.ezlan.net/APvsRoute.html
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I'm configuring a small office network for a non-profit organization.
    > > Through donations and small purchases, we have everything we need
    > > except for a WAP. We've decided to buy one, but I find that I'm quite
    > > confused by the array of devices out there. I was hoping somebody could
    > > offer some advice. We need to add wireless support to a network that
    > > already has a DHCP server. When I check out WAP's, they seem to also
    > > have a built-in Router/Switch.
    > >
    > > My main question is: do I look for a device that is just a WAP, or will
    > > one of these all-in-ones work?
    > >
    > > Thank you,
    > > Kevin Audleman, Data Systems Programmer
    > > Yes! Magazine
    > >
     
    , Aug 10, 2006
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