World's Largest WLAN: Ohio State?
Eventually, according to Aruba Networks
Aruba networks is claiming
that they're deploying the world's largest WLAN at Ohio State University. Ohio State believes that up to 10,000 APs may be required for optimal coverage of the 25 million square foot campus. At the moment, there are 1,700 APs installed in 31 buildings (the campus has 400).
Re: The right way to get wifi coverage Muni wireless setups typically don't attempt to go *inside* buildings. If it works, great. If it doesn't, too bad, that wasn't the intention. The 25 million sq ft simply isn't open grassy areas, but office buildings, dorms, classrooms, etc, etc. Go inside a steel frame building you might need multiple APs just for one building. The APs right outside the walls may not penetrate strong enough.
Umatilla County, Oregon? While Ohio State may win in most APs, I think Umatilla County, in rural Northeastern Oregon, wins for largest area.
As someone else mentioned, 25 million square feet is about 1 square mile. Umatilla County's multi-county WLAN covers about 700 square miles. With "35 towers and 75 antennas," according to the only article I can find that mentions numbers.
But... This isn't meant to cover a dense downtown, or large university buildings. The largest town in the area is Hermiston, a city of less than 15,000. I still find 10,000 APs to be incredible. What, did they build their campus out of lead?!
Also, the other OSU already operates a nearly-campus-wide WiFi net, as well.
Re: big Microwave
said by Okman5:I was thinking about the free heat someone may get there (kidding)
10,000 APs in a sq. mi. sounds like walking through a big microwave. Can the brain fry?