Setting up a 70 user wlan environment

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by user23, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. user23

    user23 Network Guru Member

    Hello everybody,

    I'm thinking about setting up a wlan for my student hostel using the wrt54g. Here are some facts:

    - the theoretical maximum number of users is 70
    - the installiation could look like this:

    [wrt54g #1]: max 35 users, dsl 3mbit down/512kbit up
    | (100mbps ethernet)
    [server #1]: authentification server, proxy for wrt54g #1
    [server #2]: intranet www-server, proxy for wrt54g #2
    | (100mbps ethernet)
    [wrt54g #2]:mx 35 users, dsl 3mbit down/512kbit up

    Ok, my questions are:

    - bandwith:
    .are 35 users too much for one wrt54g? especially considering internal-traffic.
    .Should I use 2 WRT54g per dsl-line (meaning ~17 users per AP)?
    .is it possible to load-balance the two aps (so that the other dsl-line is used when the local one is busy and/or fed up)
    .to save bandwith I intend to use proxy-servers. I think I need a seperate one for each dsl-line. They should be transparent.

    - authentification:
    .I would like to assign and manage username/password client auth.
    .Managing should be done on one central server
    .users should be able to log on on both ap with their account
    .accounts should expire after an individually defined time per account
    .is radius the thing I need? how does it look like on client side?

    - firmware:
    .after all what I've read the sveasoft one seems to be the one I need...

    So guys, what do you think? Is this possbile or am I dreaming?
    Thanks for your help!
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