Monday, February 18, 2008

Duke Deploys 2,500 Cisco Access Points

Duke University will deploy an expansive 802.11n wireless network across its campus featuring more than 2,500 Cisco access points - the largest planned 802.11n wireless network in the world by any organization to date. The deployment will provide ubiquitous wireless coverage in academic halls, libraries, residence halls and other campus buildings.

During real-world tests, Duke experienced consistent average data throughput performance of nearly 130 Mbps per client with the Cisco Aironet 1250 Series access point, according to Cisco. In addition, tests at Duke indicated that existing 802.11g clients such as laptops connected to a Cisco Aironet 1250 Series access point obtained almost twice the data rate achieved while connected to an older wireless network, demonstrating the benefit of 802.11n to existing Wi-Fi devices.

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