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which wireless AP 420 or 530

Chris Bullock_1
Frequent Advisor

which wireless AP 420 or 530

We are trying to deploy wireless in our offices and I need to know which AP is recommended. I would like to have 2 "SSID" one for guests that require no authentication and a second for staff. The staff access I would like to authenticate using 1. a generic password or 2. authenticate against AD or LDAP. The staff would need to be given an IP address that it accessible to our business network so that people could work.
Regards.
Chris
2 REPLIES
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: which wireless AP 420 or 530

You could go for either one, however the 530 can broadcast up to 16 SSIDs, whereas the 420 can broadcast only 1 out of the total 8 SSID's.

The 530 also has a lot of other nice features so if you have the budget, I'd go for it.

If you have existing 5300/5400's, I'd look at the WESM solution instead if you're planning on installing more than 12 AP's.
Dmitry G. Spitsyn
Trusted Contributor

Re: which wireless AP 420 or 530

Hi, Chris !

You can also consider using ProCurve Wireless Access Point 10ag as well as ProCurve Manager Plus with Identity Driven Manager and Mobility Manager Plug-ins.

Good luck,
Dmitry