Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.

Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
2021-05-07 17:56:10
Model: EAP225
Hardware Version: V7
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Hello everyone,

please, I have 20 small offices (5 metres x 5 metres) together. And multiples devices need connexion by wireless.

 

In each office need to use some OMADA products like:

- Ceiling Mount AP

- Wall Plate AP

 

here the link products:

https://www.tp-link.com/no/business-networking/omada-eap/

 

My question is:

For security reasons, I would like to use the small range wireless as posible.

I know in the configuration I can select the option Tx power, and select the minimun value, but I would like to reduce more, like range for only about 5 metres.

In this way the people in other offices can not access to other.

 

All OMADA EAP (Ceiling Mount AP, Wall Plate AP) will be connected to the same Switch TL-SG2428P

 

1. Do you have any advaice for max security between offices?

2. Do you know how can I reduce max as posible the range of the OMADA EAP wireless?

3. How can I prevent any comunication or share info, attack, beetween the offices?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re:Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
2021-05-08 06:53:10

Dear @JhonJS,

 

JhonJS wrote

My question is:

For security reasons, I would like to use the small range wireless as posible.

I know in the configuration I can select the option Tx power, and select the minimun value, but I would like to reduce more, like range for only about 5 metres.

In this way the people in other offices can not access to other.

 

All OMADA EAP (Ceiling Mount AP, Wall Plate AP) will be connected to the same Switch TL-SG2428P

 

1. Do you have any advaice for max security between offices?

2. Do you know how can I reduce max as posible the range of the OMADA EAP wireless?

3. How can I prevent any comunication or share info, attack, beetween the offices?

 

To prevent communication between the offices,

 

If you don't need multiple SSIDs on each EAP and isolate the SSIDs, you could isolate the network with 802.1Q VLAN on the switch.

Best Regards!
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Re:Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
2021-05-08 07:15:58

@Fae 

Hi Fae,

thanks for your help, looks the solution I need.

 

Please, let me know if I can do the 802.1Q VLAN with the next devices or better you recommend other hardware:

 

- Switch TL-SG2428P

- 20 Access Point EAP 115-Wall

 

Can I do this configuration with Omada?

 

deeply thanks.

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Re:Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
2021-05-10 02:32:28

Dear @JhonJS,

 

JhonJS wrote

Please, let me know if I can do the 802.1Q VLAN with the next devices or better you recommend other hardware:

- Switch TL-SG2428P

- 20 Access Point EAP 115-Wall

Can I do this configuration with Omada?

 

Yes, and yes.

 

Note: the TL-SG2428P will release new firmware to support Omada SDN shortly.

Best Regards!
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Re:Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
2021-05-10 07:44:22

@JhonJS 

Hi Fae,

please last question, I can see some models like EAP 225/245 have an option bridge, in this way I can save cable in large networks.

 

Do you think, if I use bridge, the security of my network decrease?

If I use this bridge feature, in my installation about 11 EAP devices will be connected together.

 

Thanks

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Re:Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
2021-05-11 02:13:13

Dear @JhonJS,

 

JhonJS wrote

please last question, I can see some models like EAP 225/245 have an option bridge, in this way I can save cable in large networks.

 

Where do you see there is an option "bridge" for EAP225/245? 

 

In fact, there is no option called "bridge" on Omada EAPs, but there is a "Mesh" feature that allows you to deploy EAPs wirelessly.

Besides, only certain models support Mesh feature, EAP225/245 V3 support while Wall Plate AP like EAP115-Wall doesn't.

I don't think it's a good idea to deploy the EAPs wirelessly just to save cables by the way.

 

More details about the EAP Mesh feature, please check this FAQ

 

Do you think, if I use bridge, the security of my network decrease?

If I use this bridge feature, in my installation about 11 EAP devices will be connected together.

 

For an office network, wired deployment is a better choice for stability and security.

It's recommended to deploy the EAPs with cable if condition allowed.

Best Regards!
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Re:Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
2021-05-11 10:38:06

@Fae 

Hi Fae, 

thanks for your advaice, I don`t go to save cable.

 

I design this draw, please help me to take the right decision.

 

I worry about the security rooms, I want offer to the users the most security connection, they needn't share nothing between other rooms, like a guest in a Hotel Room.

At the same time the same switch provide some ports for the public EAP, it's good idea?

How can I protect hacking from Public area to room, or room to room?

 

Here the scheme:

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Re:Reduce max as possible the wireless range in OMADA products.
2021-05-11 10:39:31

@JhonJS 

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