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TP-Link Business Solution for Dormitory Networks

Background

Dormitories play an important role in the daily lives of the students and employees who reside in them, providing a place to relax and study as well as sleep. The demand for wireless network access in such buildings is greater than ever with the growing popularity of smart phones, laptops and tablets. TP-Link Business Wi-Fi Solutions help dormitories to provide reliable, high-performance networks that keep residents happy during their stay.

Dormitory
Networks

Requirement Analysis

  1. 1. Complete Wi-Fi coverage for all bedrooms, kitchens and common areas
  2. 2. Intelligent network planning to avoid wireless interference in rooms with a high client number
  3. 3. Compact design and PoE supported, making it easy to install and deploy access points
  4. 4. Centralized management and low maintenance costs
  5. 5. Highly secure network with multiple authentication methods supported
  6. 6. Unified SSID that allows clients to switch seamlessly between access points

Solution Topology

Considering the structure of most dormitories, there are two options for deployment.

Option 1: Install ceiling-mount access points in the corridor or inside rooms.

Option 2: Deploy wall-plate access points in dormitory rooms.

Solution Benefits

Complete wireless coverage and outstanding wireless performance
Professional enterprise-class AP products provide complete coverage for every corner of the dormitory. Adjust the transmit power and change the Wi-Fi channel to strike the right balance between Wi-Fi coverage and wireless interference.
Unobtrusive Design and Flexible Deployment
With a sleek, modern appearance, TP-Link business access points blend in seamlessly with almost any interior decor. Power over Ethernet (PoE) support enables total flexibility, eliminating the need to extend or create a separate electrical power supply.
Easy, Efficient Centralized Management
Products can be managed by either the free, easy-to-use Controller Software or secure Wireless Controller, allowing the network administrator to easily manage and monitor hundreds of access points from a single location.
Advanced features ensure network security
Portal, voucher and 802.1x authentication methods are supported to prevent unauthorized access. Equipped with Multi-SSID and VLAN, this business Wi-Fi solution can separate users into different subnets to keep the network secure and well-organized.
Unified SSID and Fast Roaming allow seamlessly switching between access points
Clients on the move can switch automatically between access points with same SSID. The CAP series supports Fast Roaming so VoIP calls or streamed videos are completely uninterrupted.

Products Recommended

Ceiling-mount AP Solution

Type Model Description
Router TL-ER5120 Gigabit Load Balance Broadband Router
L3 Switch T3700G-28TQ JetStream 28-Port Gigabit Stackable L3 Managed Switch
PoE Switch T2600G-28MPS JetStream 24-Port Gigabit L2 Managed PoE+ Switch with 4 SFP Slots
Software-Managed Controller Software Free EAP Controller Software that can manage hundreds of EAPs at once
Access Point EAP245 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point
Access Point EAP225 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point
Access Point EAP115 300Mbps Wireless N Ceiling Mount Access Point
Access Point EAP110 300Mbps Wireless N Ceiling Mount Access Point
Hardware-Managed Wireless ControllerAC500 Secure and stable Wireless Controller that can manage up to 500 CAPs at once
Access PointCAP1750 AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point
Access PointCAP300 300Mbps Wireless N Ceiling Mount Access Point

Wall-plate AP Solution

Type Model Description
Router TL-ER5120 Gigabit Load Balance Broadband Router
L3 Switch T3700G-28TQ JetStream 28-Port Gigabit Stackable L3 Managed Switch
PoE Switch T2600G-28MPS JetStream 24-Port Gigabit L2 Managed PoE+ Switch with 4 SFP Slots
Software-Managed Controller Software Free EAP Controller Software that can manage hundreds of EAPs at once
Access Point EAP115-Wall 300Mbps Wireless N Wall-Plate Access Point
Hardware-Managed Wireless Controller AC500 Secure and stable Wireless Controller that can manage up to 500 CAPs at once
Access Point CAP300-Wall 300Mbps Wireless N Wall-Plate Access Point