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Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

We are bowling alley with 7000-10000 square feet.  We have 2 wifi Point of Sale Units that we want to make sure have dedicated bandwidth.  We also offer wifi to our customers.  Can someone tell me the best set up and which Ubi products to purchase?

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

Can you possibly post a picture of the floorplan?

 

Do you have an estimate of how many people will be on wifi at once?

 

What is your internet service provider speed?

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

Hello @qsf,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

Do you only need UAPs or also switches and an USG?

How much bandwidth is available?

Do you have any floor plans?

How many clients will be connection to these UAPs?

 

You could loadup a controller, import the floorplans, draw walls, set a scale and place virtual devices. This will give you a indication of the coverage.

 

 

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

I would start with this planner - https://unifi-planner.ubnt.com/#/

 

I would also use HD units in your environment.

 

 

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

What ever design you deciede on you should dedicate one 5Ghz radio only to the POS. presuming the POS devices are 5 Ghz capable. No other devices should be able to connect to the POS SSiD.  ideally you don’t want the POS roaming between two AP’s so just offer them one to connect to. 

Keep the guests on the other radios. 

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

Which is the best AP to cover 10,000 square feet. The room is an open rectangle. Which router would you recommend or would any do?

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I would assume no more than 100 people on WiFi. The room is a rectangle and there is 20MB pipe

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Hello @qsf,

 

You will need multiple UAPs to cover everything...

I would recommend the USG P4

 

Do you have any floor plans?

Without floorplans I do say you need 7/8 UAPs.

 

 

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

Would people have to connect to multiple SSIDs or would they be meshed together?

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Hello @qsf,

 

You will use the same SSID on all the UAPs, the clients will roam between the UAPs.

 

 

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

What will the USG serve as?  I am thinking maybe just have 2 dedicated UAP HD for each POS terminal (Tablet Based).  Will the USG act as a switch and provide POE to the UAPs?

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Hello @qsf,

 

The USG is UBNTs router, if you want a switch you will need a USW.

Don't think 2 UAP HDs will cover everything...

 

 

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

The 2 UAPs will be dedicated to only the POS and we will put them right above each terminal. 

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up

It doesnt matter because its all mesh. You should really use that planner I posted above. But, you can figured roughly 1 AP per 1000Sq FT.

 

 

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Re: Best Commericial Wifi Set Up


@qsf wrote:

What will the USG serve as?  I am thinking maybe just have 2 dedicated UAP HD for each POS terminal (Tablet Based).  Will the USG act as a switch and provide POE to the UAPs?


You don't need HDs. Those are for very high density applications, 500+ users per AP. You will be FAR better off with a bunch of lower-end APs than two of those.

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Which lower end model do you suggest

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Hello @qsf,

 

I do say the UAP AC PRO or UAP AC LR

 

 

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