The purpose of this document is to ensure consistent deployment, installation, and documentation of the Morningside Wireless-N infrastructure including Access Points, cable pulls, switch gear, and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) injectors.
Units must be deployed as follows:
- Mechanically label AP
- Save removable sticker on AP Deployment Sheet, recording:
- AP removable SN/MAC sticker
- Installation location
- AP name, as labeled
- Horizontal cable identifier
- Where possible, AP-105's should be hung from a ceiling grid.
Units should be deployed as follows:
Provision AP into appropriate "AP Group" in aruba-master web interface.
Install AP into AirWave and place on VisualRF map.
Set destination static IP
The meanings of the LED lights on the AP-105 are recorded in Aruba105LEDs
All retired equipment should be stored together at the end of the work day.
Power injectors are to be installed in a central equipment closet (IDF/MDF). Where possible, their use should be replaced by a PoE switch. Their installation location will also mark one end of the cable run which is to feed a given access point. Where possible, power injectors should be sized for the anticipated number of units.
Where appropriate, a PoE switch may be installed instead of PoE Injectors to provide gigabit connectivity to the AP. Typical instances would be situations where more than 4 access points are terminated to the same cable closet.
New cable pulls are to be installed according to the notes under “Cable pulling” (section [cable-pulling]) and labeled with a unique cable-ID to match the cable-run documentation.
- Avoid wire stress - no cable is to be pulled with more than 25 lbs of force
- Avoid kinking, stapling, or pinching the cable
- No conduit should be filled beyond 40%
- Avoid running ethernet cable within 6 inches of electrical wiring, intercom wiring, or near fluorescent lighting all of which can cause interference.
Termination standard is TIA/EIA 568-B for all cables. See RJ-45_Cable_Termination for more details.
- Avoid untwisting more than 1/2 inch when making the connection. Twists serve a purpose: cancelling interference.
The following is an over-view of abilities and skills used in this project:
- Qualify cables for 1gb/s to verify install
- Terminate ethernet cable with RJ-45 ends to EIA/TIA standards
- Terminate ethernet cable with modular panduit jacks
- Pull cable through commercial construction
- Properly document a sophistocated cable plant and deployment
- Basic install / configuration of HP switch gear
- Conceptual understanding of Wifi Analysis software(s)
- Replace AP-700’s (Install PoE if necessary)
- Heatmap building
Implement WiFi in weak areas where necessary
- Run cables
- Install AP
Generally speaking, building deployment will be started by considering and replacing existing AP-700 units. After this, the building will be “heat mapped” where wireless “hot” and “cold” zones are located and AP’s shall be moved and added as necessary to cover the building according to priority.
- Office areas
- “Common” areas
- Dorm rooms
- Outdoor / Special areas
Building list and codes are available in NetworkRecords.