How to build a Wireless Network for Shopping Mall using tp-link products?

Wi-Fi devices like Smart Phone and tablet mainly used for work, study and entertainment have been increasingly popular, which become a ‘necessity’ of life. Stable, high-speed and secure wireless network is the basic standard for shopping mall infrastructure, providing convenient internet access for users. Under such demand, TP-LINK is offering a complete wired and wireless network solution for shopping mall.

 

What are the basic needs of the wireless network for shopping mall?

Normally, a wireless network for shopping mall should meet the following needs:

1. Complete network coverage with wired and wireless network, providing constant stable network access for customers and staffs.

2. Network isolation between customers and staffs, ensuring network safety.

3. Access authentication, access permission management, and advertising promotion.

4. Simple network maintenance and management, low cost for devices maintenance.

 

What kind of solution can meet the needs of the shopping mall wireless network?

Here we provide a full solution including the network topology, product features and parameters.

Topology

Tips for deploying this network topology:

The shops in the mall are densely distributed.  In order to get larger wireless signal coverage, APs should be installed on the corridor. The quality of APs need to be determined based on the deployment environment. Here is an example about AP installation.

What are the highlights of this solution?

  • High Availability

AP is equipped with professional antennas, and transmission power can be adjusted based on the deployment environment, fulfilling the need for multiple area coverage.

  • High Reliability

Load Balance. EAP controller can dynamically adjust the distribution of users among APs, avoiding user-overloading.

  • High Extensibility

Supports multiple user authentication methods, such as MAC authentication, Portal authentication, etc. External Portal server and Authentication Server can also be used to implement advanced authentication.

  • Flexible Deployment

TP-LINK AP is ceiling mounting designed, with elegant appearance and supports 802.3at/802.3af standard PoE power supply, which is easy to be deployed.

  • Convenient Management

EAP controller provides centralized management, discovering and adopting APs. Instant AP working status monitoring is convenient for network management and maintenance.

Which product should I choose to build this network?

Here is a list which includes the TP-LINK devices for reference:

 

Type

Model

Brief Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost effective solution

EAP220

Speeds of up to 600Mbps over concurrent dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi with MIMO.

Free EAP Controller Software lets administrators easily manage hundreds of EAPs.

Power over Ethernet (802.3af) support and simple mounting design allow for flexible deployment and convenient installation.

T1600G-28PS

Supports 24 802.3at/af-compliant PoE+ ports.

Static Routing, IP-MAC-Port Binding, ACL, Port Security, DoS Defend, Storm control, DHCP Snooping, 802.1X and Radius Authentication, L2/L3/L4 QoS and IGMP snooping, WEB/CLI managed modes, SNMP, RMON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High performance solution

EAP330

Speeds of up to 1.9Gbps over concurrent dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO and Turbo QAM technologies.

Free EAP Controller Software lets administrators easily manage hundreds of EAPs.

Power over Ethernet (802.3at) support and simple mounting design allow for flexible deployment and convenient installation.

TL-SG3424P

Supports 24 802.3at/af-compliant POE+ ports.

IP-MAC-Port-VID Binding, ACL, Port Security, DoS Defend, Storm control, DHCP Snooping, 802.1X Authentication and Radius.

L2/L3/L4 QoS and IGMP snooping,

WEB/CLI managed modes, SNMP, RMON.

T3700G-28TQ

Abundant Layer 3 routing protocols including RIP/OSPF/ECMP/VRRP.

10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink high-bandwidth. Supports DHCP, VLAN, LACP, and ACL etc.

This Article Applies to:
EAP245 , EAP220 , EAP115
User Application Requirement | Updated 08-25-2016 08:06:42 AM