Hello all, and thank you in advance for anyone that can assist in suggestions.
It was proposed to me to offer wifi for attendees at a local outdoor event in a small town.
What i know at this point:
1. The farthest throw is 100 yards in any direction.
2. I can mount on a 12' high truss
3. Approx 6000 attendees, most with phones. I am not expecting laptops.
4. Most traffic is assumed to be twitter updates, facebook posts/live streaming (aarrgg), and maybe light email checks.
5. I have access to a microtek router (or could get a edge router if needed).
6. Im assuming i wouls have to supernet the dchp to accomodate all of the devices.
7. Local isp provider can bring in a oc24, lighting up a single 1g pair sonic ring.
8. Perfect LOS for all attendees.
1. Is that enough bandwidth?
2. What sector antennaes and how many should i provide?
3. 2.4g or 5g???? Or both??
4. Can a ubnt edge router handle that many users at once from the sectors, or do i need multiple routers fed by multiple sector antennaes?
5. Being sector antennas, do you put the rocket radios on different radio channels? I can literally put the tower dang near in the center of the event.
If anyone knows the answers to these questions or has suggestions, i would appreciate it.
Is it a one day / weekend event ?
Seems like you need mostly UniFi devices here
( maybe with additional airmax bridges/links and Edgemax routing )
airmax is NOT Wifi
Hire an consultant or ask in UniFi forum:
We all work for KUDOs here.
This is a big topic, and it requires a lot of information and experience to be successful. I'll add three links to look at -
The first two are stories on the forum. The last is a great video talk on building large WiFi systems and how they work - which usually is a huge surprise to people who haven't ever done this. I would suggest either spending a lot of time getting to know how all this works when you scale things up, or find someone to help you who has done this in the past.
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