I want to set up a small community WIFI network that may have as many as 100 clients. My house is on top of a tall hill and I have a T1 connection but the community below me is 1-2 miles away and clear line of sight but has no high speed access. My idea is to set up a reliable and secure wireless network for the town.
I'm looking for robust Acess Points that I can completely manage using SMTP or good software and is easy to secure with VPN or a RADIUS server.
I am looking at different equipment for the AP's:
(1) Netgear ME102 or ME103 (2) NetGear WGT624 (3) D-Link Air DWL-900AP (4) Trendnet TEW 431BR
All AP's would be placed in weatherpoof enclosures mounted on a 50 ft tower with sector antennas to cover different parts of the town. AP's that don't require extensive modification to add external antennas is a plus.
Any ideas, especially on setting up the VPN or RADIUS server. This is my first Access Point.
Thank you !
Thomas Carson snipped-for-privacy@yahooNOSPAM.com