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Re: large-scale wireless [was: cpu needed to NAT 45mbs]

  • From: Casey Callendrello
  • Date: Tue Nov 13 14:25:25 2007

Hard-earned knowledge:
Meru's single-channel approach has some compatability issues with certain drivers, most notably Lenovo laptops with the Atheros chipset. If you decide to go that route, make sure you have a USB key lying around with the latest drivers from the Lenovo site for the T60's wireless network.
Regardless of your deployment, make sure your front line support staff (you DO have a helptable, right?) has the ability to update drivers on PCs without requiring wireless connectivity. An ethernet cable should work just fine :)


Jeff Kell wrote:

Frank Bulk wrote:

Foundry OEMs from Meru, which also uses a single-channel approach. It does
not have an L1 requirement.

Meru APs tunnel back to the controller, so any old L3 will do. We took an AP home (just for grins) and it still worked back to our controller through residential broadband.