Wireless Mesh Network Rollout Complete

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I finished configuring the routers yesterday. I exported the config for future use. The multi-location setup is as follows:

-Three Physical Sites.
-Intra-site VPN links
-Site 1 — Three Wireless Base Stations (Each with 4 radios conected)
-Site 2 — Two Wireless Base Stations (Each with 4 radios conected)
-Site 3 — Two Wireless Base Stations (Each with 4 radios conected)
-WPA2 Enterprise Authentication

It works well… During a continuous pingtest as I walked through the facility, I found the latency will jump up from ~3ms to ~100ms for one ping packet (I assume as the wireless card transitions to the next radio). The only place any packets were dropped was by the front nurses station, and it was just one or two packets and it began transmitting again.

Very Cool!

New Project?

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Well the time has come and I have been looking for a new project. I think implementing WPA2 Enterprise complete with a RADIUS backend would be fun not to mention help secure the home network further (currently using WPA2/TKIP).

I’m not sure if I am going to ditch my Tomato firmware on the WRT54G v3 for openWRT or what. I need to see what kind of requirements the freeradius server has.

Some links Ive found so far:
wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/Wpa2Enterpr…
Using RADIUS for WLAN Authentication