Topic: Wifi ssid case sensitive
June 25, 2019 / By Leroy Question:
I need to cover an area of about 1 sq mile with 802.11n WiFi. Can this be accomplished with an amplifier? Or do I need more than one router? Can someone give me some advice? Thanks.
James | 9 days ago
You can use both of those, or a combination of the two. You can get amplifiers, however most are only in 802.11b and g flavors, and the N's seemed to be very pricey.
You can also get multiple routers. With most modern wireless routers, all you have to do is set the SSID the same (case sensitive) and make sure that the channels are not overlapping (like your old cordless landline phones). 1,6,11 will provide the least amount of interference to each other.
Another thing to consider would be if this is indoor or outdoor, and how many users. Indoor would require more signal to properly cover, since there will be walls in the middle. Outdoor, no trees, etc, would take significantly less. Also, if you have more than about 20 or so uses on an access point, speed is going to decrease drastically. If you're going to have more than 2 or 3 times that, you'll want to explore enterprise grade wireless technologies.
I'm looking at about 100 users. It's all out doors. I have no idea b, g and n are. I really want to use a wifi set up instead of a data plan for the small amount of data each tablet will be using is less then 25 Mb per month. What is the best way to go? How do I find the right repeater or amplifier for this? What type of network should I have?
The best thing would to do is to get a repeater for your network, then you should be able to do. But even with two n based routers 1 square mile is only possible in the outdoors not indoors.