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Cost estimate for 802.11 wireless coverage at LBNL

This document describes pricing for 802.11 wireless coverage in a normal building/room at LBNL.

Item #1 will be required if the building network infrastructure DOES NOT currently support wireless. This portion covers extending wireless network "lbnl-visitor" ( to the building, as well as supporting "lbnl-employee" through extension of the legacy wired infrastructure.

Item #2 will be required in all cases, since this is the actual installation of the wireless access point and related charges to the end location.

A site survey will be performed with a spectrum analyzer to ensure no frequency interference at 802.11b/g (2.4 GHz) and 802.11a (5.0 GHz).

During 2010, the access points to be installed at LBNL (on the hill) will be Cisco 1242 devices. These support 802.11b/g as well as 802.11a wireless connections. Other locations (NOT on the hill) may have differing requirements for wireless access points and utilize different vendors and/or equipment.

The wireless network "lbnl-visitor" ( is routed through Node 1, but is kept separate ("sandboxed") from other LBNL traffic. The domain "" has been assigned to this untrusted subnet. 

Item #1

Extend ("lbnl-visitor") network infrastructure to building AND integrate with employee network extension ("lbnl-employee")


Cisco 3560 8 port PoE switch (WS-C3560-8PC-S)$ 894.651$ 894.65
Cisco 100FX SFP for dual mode Gig port (GLC-FE-100FX)$ 165.001$ 165.00
Allied Telesys 100FX Switch in Upstream Node (FS201)$ 187.281$ 187.28
Activating fiber path to "Nodes" (estim. parts & labor - actual TSC charges may differ)$ 220.001$ 220.00
Total Network Infrastructure Expenses$1466.93


Item #2

Building/room wireless equipment


Cisco Aironet Wireless Access Point (AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9)$ 579.581$ 579.58
Cisco 2.4 GHz Antenna (AIR-ANT4941)$  12.182$  24.36
Cisco 5 GHz Antenna (AIR-ANT5135D-R)$  12.182$  24.36
Ethernet cabling from AP to closet (estim. parts & labor - actual TSC charges may differ)$ 400.001$ 400.00
Total Wireless Equipment (per Access-Point location)$1028.30


Total: FIRST wireless in a building

Item #1 plus Item #2$2495.23

Total: ADDITIONAL coverage where wireless already exists in building

Item #2 only$1028.30 (per Access-Point location)

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