Buying Guide

Wireless

The Computing Services Buying Guide is currently being re-created. The items below may be out of date.
For up-to-date information, please contact Darin Raguse at draguse@lps.org

Wireless Access Points
Schools that want to purchase wireless access points are requested to contact Computing Services to determine the best configuration for wireless coverage within your building.  CS will perform a site survey to determine the optimal location for the access point(s) given your coverage requirements.  CS will stock some access points so please contact Don Freeman (458-3126) for availability.  For most solutions the following wireless access point is recommended:

Cisco Aironet 1142N Series Access Point
Part# - AIR-LAP1142N-A-K9
Price - $759.92
Vendor - Midland Systems

Wireless Cards (Macintosh)
The AirPort Extreme Card lets you access the Internet and other networked computers via a Wireless Access Point (AirPort Base Station or other similar device).
Part# -  M8881LL/A
Price - $69.00
*Note:  The AirPort Extreme Card can be installed only in computers that are AirPort Extreme ready. AirPort Extreme Cards cannot be used in AirPort-ready computers with an AirPort Card slot.

The AirPort Card lets you access the Internet and other networked computers via the AirPort Base Station.
Part# - M7600LL/E
Price - $71.00
* Note: To use an AirPort Card with certain iMac models requires the use of an AirPort Card Adapter kit. Any G3-based, slot-loading, AirPort Ready iMac requires this Adapter kit to install an AirPort Card. (See below)

Airport Adapter - Needed for installation of airport card on any G3-based, slot-loading, AirPort Ready iMac
Part# - M8753G/A
Price - $18.00

Wireless Cards (Windows)
Cisco 802.11a/b/g CardBus Adapter
This PC Card is for use in any Windows-based Notebook PC to provide wireless access to the district network via a wireless access point. Part# - AIR-CB21AG-A-K9
Price - $98.87
Vendor - Midland Systems


HP WLAN 802.11a/b/g WL500 PCI Adapter
Low profile PCI Card is for use in any Windows-based Desktop PC to provide wireless access to the district wireless network. Part# - DV649A
Price - $71.00
Vendor - HP




Published: December 11, 2006, Updated: March 7, 2011