Amazing Grace was donated Cisco WiFi equipment that needed to be installed – we got it up and running with a few hours of labor. The trouble was that to expand the system, they had to buy more Cisco equipment at the full price of about $500 per extra access point. We helped them sell the equipment – and with the funds, they were able to expand the network using a more reasonable priced Ubiquity UniFi equipment, and at the end of the switch, they had money left over for future expansion.
The challenge for the school is that many students will be using the WiFi system at the same time – the two-story construction of the school would easily saturate non-enterprise grade equipment. Thankfully the UniFi system is a fair value – with advanced access points under $100.