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    I'm trying to set up a wireless network for my group home. I hope that qualifies as enterprise enough. We are running into the issue of covering the entire building. I am looking for some possible solutions. The current situation is as follows. It is a 3 story building 20m X 50m the dimensions are approximate. Every room is wired with a hard line, but the tenants would like wireless throughout, including the library, kitchen, recreation room, outside. We currently have 2 routers, one on each end. The routers are both at least 5 years old and the signal cuts in and out far too often. routerlogin 192.168.l.l

    I was thinking about investing in a larger more powerful router, but I'm not a professional networker so I don't know if that is the best option.
    Last edited by baiselmareo6; 03-30-2020, 02:41 AM.

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    You would want to connect access points in various places of the building.
    Get this pack of gear which is a router, switch with PoE capability, and the cloud key which will let you store logs and look at the fancy graphs:

    And then 3-4 of these would provide full coverage and stable connections for 50 users:

    The wifi access points connect to the switch's poe output ports (that you must turn on in configuration) to receive their power

    Most likely 50 people streaming and gaming will probably still feel slow, as that is a bottleneck in internet connection bandwidth rather than local network capability.