Developing an iPad Program in a School Environment – Post 3: WiFi (or the lack of…) and setting up an Aerohive network


mr. dan

I have no idea what these means, but boy does it look impressive. Look at all those arrows! I have no idea what this means, but boy does it look impressive. Look at all those arrows!

Having a bunch of new devices running around the school will be great, but having these all connected, talking to each other and the internet would be even better (and doing this reliably, 100% of the time). English on an iPad is always more fun when you can do it on the oval right? It will also open up our teachers to a wealth of freedom, having to not be tethered to the same spot in the class will allow the teacher to have a classroom anywhere.

Currently we have a very limited WiFi setup, but now I will be rolling it out across the entire school.

In researching my options there were two main choices, Xirrus and Aerohive. Both will provide us with all the infrastructure we need now and in the…

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