What is the best solution to bring wireless access to an industrial setting?

by on March 23, 2011

Q: What is the best solution to bring wireless access to an industrial setting?


2 Responses to “What is the best solution to bring wireless access to an industrial setting?”
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    Any wireless router or access point should do. If you have a larger industrial area you may want to consider setting up multiple access points across the building(s) with a wireless router set up to be a repeater.

    What this does is clone the signal from one router to the next. This way when you go out of range of one wireless connection it will just continue to pick up the signal of the next. With out a repeater you will need to connect to each individual wireless when in range which could cause wasting time and problems.

    This particular wireless router has the ability to be a repeater. I have used it without any problems. Very user friendly and easy to set up.
    http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/default.aspx

     
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    There are actually a lot of complexities that might go into this type of an implementation, so I’m hesitant to make any technical suggestions.

    Your best option is going to be to contact a local company that specializes in network engineering so that can come down to your site and give a solid assessment.