I agree that a large flat network is not a good topology especially if clients will be connecting straight into it. I would however say that there is some mileage in a part routed part flat network. There will be certain areas where clients are more likely to roam between AP's that could be grouped into a bridge.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Butch Evans Sent: 07 September 2006 04:50 To: WISPA General List Subject: RE: [WISPA] Bragging on Mikrotik On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Paul Hendry wrote: >It was my understanding that using Mikrotik, EoIP, WDS and RSTP you >could achieve a similar thing with only 1-2 ping drops per handoff >between AP's at least that's what is being claimed by some on the >MK forum. We are just about to test such a setup to facilitate a >roaming VoIP solution so 5-7 ping failures is going to be too >noticeable. You can do this with the combinations you mentioned. The parameters I was given to work with made a routed network a better design choice. Some may argue that a huge outdoor bridge with many subs running on something like WDS is a good network architecture. I happen to disagree (and experience tells me that I am correct in my opinion). If you called me and asked me to build the VoIP solution you mentioned, then I would design the network around that need, although I would tell the people I was working for that there are going to be certain limitations to the network design. -- Butch Evans Network Engineering and Security Consulting 573-276-2879 http://www.butchevans.com/ Mikrotik Certified Consultant (http://www.mikrotik.com/consultants.html) -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.12.1/440 - Release Date: 06/09/2006 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.12.1/440 - Release Date: 06/09/2006 -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/