[c-nsp] Wifi network and too many wifi users

reflect ocean reflect.ocean at gmail.com
Fri May 15 13:44:15 EDT 2009

Our wireless lan is currently reaching 1000 users or so.I'm not very
confortable with the idea  of having such number of users in a subnet.
We have deployed around 60 cisco autonomous acess points throughout
the campus and this subnet is firewalled and routed in our core switch
which is a hope away to accessing Internet.It's very simple design.
What would be a recommended deployment in this case with a growing
number of users?
Would deploying lwap bring any advantage to this design? We want to
keep a single ssid and mobility.
What about a mesh network?


On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Kaegler, Mike <KaeglerM at tessco.com> wrote:
> On 5/14/09 1:44 PM, "reflect ocean" <reflect.ocean at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there.I run a medium-sized wifi network.We are cisco shop
>> (autonommous access points).Recently wifi users number have reached
>> limits we didn't expect.Because of that,we had to adjust our subnet
>> network in order to support more users associated to the only SSID our
>> wireless network use.We try to keep configuration simple so creating
>> another ssid wouldn't be the best choice at the moment.
>> I've been looking for alternative to create another ssid and associate
>> it to another different subnet but I can't find any related to.
> You can grow the subnet or add another.
> If you want, you can create a second wlan with the same ssid and security
> settings as the first, assign it to a different vlan (and therefore subnet)
> and deploy that ssid profile to half the Aps.
> Of course you break mobility.
> Or just make it a larger subnet. Depending on how your addressing is
> configured today, you might even be able to avoid booting everybody.
> -porkchop
> --
> Michael Kaegler, TESSCO Technologies: Engineering, 410 229 1295
> Your wireless success, nothing less. http://www.tessco.com/

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