Primary School wireless network

February 12, 2009 posted by Lucas Communications

WhitehillLucas Communications recently installed a new wireless network at a large primary school in Halifax. The school was surveyed by one of our senior engineers to manage the unique issues associated with wireless networks in schools; for example a classroom full of children may require wireless access instantly. This issue was resolved by the careful placement of access points and correct wireless power setups in place.

The project also required integrating multiple Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches into the existing infrastructure to power the wireless access points as well as PoE injectors where that was not possible. The wireless security was set to WPA-PSK2 to ensure full security, essential in an academic environment.