12th Century WiFi Installation

We always enjoy the diametric irony of installing WiFi in old buildings, wondering what the original inhabitants would have made of the technology.

Setting up a network in the famous 12th century Mermaid Inn was particularly satisfying in this regard.

We used a combination of three Netgear WG103 business access points and the existing router’s WiFi to cover the hotel. This access point is the new version of their tried and tested WG102 unit.

To reduce the requirement of running mains power to the chosen access point locations, an eight port PoE (Power over Ethernet) Netgear GS108P switch was used to provide the access points with power from their network cables.

So now residents can sup ale in the bar and check Facebook whilst keeping warm next to the Giant’s Fireplace.