[Rack] help with robust wifi equipment for open source conference

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Sat Oct 29 00:51:42 UTC 2011

Hey.  I know a number of people that do high density wifi work for IETF.

We generally deploy managed APs in lower power mode atleast every 50 feet 
within a conference room.  This minimizes the number of client devices per 

+Jim who knows a ton about this stuff and might have some suggestions on 
where to rent this kind of gear.

If this is on the SFSU campus, you should really work with them to find 
out what their AP deployment is like and see if it's possible to create a 
virtal wifi vlan within their gear.


On Thu, 27 Oct 2011, Florian Friesdorf wrote:

> Hi,
> plone conference [1] is coming up and due to sad circumstances we are
> short of wifi equipment and solid knowledge about it. I talked to
> rubin110 in #noisebridge who told me to write to you.
> The conference will take place on the downtown SFSU campus, it'll be
> around 300 people, over 2000 sqft, 8 rooms, all on one floor. We expect
> a lot of connections per person as everybody will be waving their mobile
> phones and run buildouts, that trigger many connections. Conclusion is
> that consumer hardware won't cut it. Most users will be on Macs.
> 1st/2nd Nov there'll be tutorials, 3rd-6th conference,
> 7th/8th sprints.
> Could you help us with with equipment?
> Could you recommend us equipment to buy?
> Could you help setting things up?
> rubin110 recommended http://ubnt.com/unifi - thoughts about that?
> flo
> µCCC
> [1] http://ploneconf.org
> -- 
> Florian Friesdorf <flo at chaoflow.net>
>  GPG FPR: 7A13 5EEE 1421 9FC2 108D  BAAF 38F8 99A3 0C45 F083
> Jabber/XMPP: flo at chaoflow.net
> IRC: chaoflow on freenode,ircnet,blafasel,OFTC

More information about the Rack mailing list