WiFi in Libraries<br />An Essential Public Service<br />Robert A. Caluori, Jr.<br />IT Manager, Westchester Library System...
Background<br />Westchester Library System (WLS) is a 38 member / 44 location library system and technology consortium<br ...
Previous Infrastructure<br />Linksys routers, sometimes multiple routers, in each library<br />Connected to cable modems p...
New Requirements<br />Remote management and monitoring<br />Scalable to meet coverage area and volume needs<br />Statistic...
The solution<br />Cisco wireless access points and controller <br />Can handle the current and future volume<br />Provides...
Network Design<br />
Benefits<br />Ability to control # of users permitted<br />Users presented with EULA acceptance<br />Bandwidth limitation ...
Use of VPN to overcome issues<br />AP’s require communication with controller<br />Static IP not available with current co...
Example of Statistics Usage<br />
Thank you<br />Questions????<br />Robert A. Caluori, Jr.<br />Westchester Library System<br />robc@wlsmail.org<br />
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Wireless Upgrade for ALA 2010

  1. 1. WiFi in Libraries<br />An Essential Public Service<br />Robert A. Caluori, Jr.<br />IT Manager, Westchester Library System<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Westchester Library System (WLS) is a 38 member / 44 location library system and technology consortium<br />Last year was faced with need for an upgrade<br />7 year old wireless equipment<br />Not serving the rising demand<br />Needed upgrade project that did not increase recurring costs.<br />All wireless equipment separate from Library’s primary network<br />No authentication desired<br />
  3. 3. Previous Infrastructure<br />Linksys routers, sometimes multiple routers, in each library<br />Connected to cable modems providing 1.5Mbps at no charge from local provider<br />No remote management, monitoring<br />Consistent failures due to volume<br />Not meeting patron demand for access<br />
  4. 4. New Requirements<br />Remote management and monitoring<br />Scalable to meet coverage area and volume needs<br />Statistical records of usage<br />No new or upgraded data circuits<br />
  5. 5. The solution<br />Cisco wireless access points and controller <br />Can handle the current and future volume<br />Provides scalability<br />Collects valuable statistics<br />Cisco firewall equipment<br />Provides VPN access to enable private network features over the public Internet<br />
  6. 6. Network Design<br />
  7. 7. Benefits<br />Ability to control # of users permitted<br />Users presented with EULA acceptance<br />Bandwidth limitation can be enforced<br />Remote monitoring saves valuable staff time in diagnosing issues<br />Statistics are valuable management tool<br />Other management tools: Power control, access<br />
  8. 8. Use of VPN to overcome issues<br />AP’s require communication with controller<br />Static IP not available with current connection<br />Use of ASA accomplished<br />VPN use to be configure devices appropriately<br />Route Internet traffic around management traffic<br />
  9. 9. Example of Statistics Usage<br />
  10. 10. Thank you<br />Questions????<br />Robert A. Caluori, Jr.<br />Westchester Library System<br />robc@wlsmail.org<br />

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