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Re: [SLUG] Affordable wireless AP hardware to support 30+ connections
- To: Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Affordable wireless AP hardware to support 30+ connections
- From: Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:38:00 +1100
- Cc: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Organization: Ramin Communications
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Is distance/coverage an issue - access beyond classroom/school?
Have you checked out the D-Link range?
Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
2011/11/3 Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
With the Sugar environment, do all laptops connect to the access point or is
it a mesh where traffic is relayed or tunnelled through one connection, and
it is only the internet requests that go through the access point?
XOs can connect via ad-hoc or through an access point. Ad-hoc requires
one XO to act as the hub for the others, but only scales to 5-10 XOs.
An access point is needed beyond that. Once you get beyond 20-30 you
should start thinking about implementing an XS School server, which
runs an ejabberd instance to manage the XMPP (jabber) traffic.
XO-1s had mesh capabilities in hardware, but this no longer applies in
the XO-1.5 and XO-1.75. Ad-hoc has taken its place.
Marghanita da Cruz