You need to worry a bit more about your architecture rather than where are you gonna plug this AP.
Make sure the AP you buy is powerful enough to support the number of users you have. A 50 quid AP is probably good for 5 users top. Even though they say 30. This is just marketing. Especially 3Com, they are not very reputable for their WIFI products. You should better go with somehting that is more powerful, more secure and that offers more features. Have a look at Ruckus Wireless products.
Also make sure your architecture includes WPA Enterprise encryption. WPA personal is not enough to deploy a WIFI infra for a company. The WPA Enterprise encryption will allow you to authenticate your users through a Radius server and Active Directory certificates.
Your ISA will have 2 NICs too obviously.
Do not compromise on the initial design and security settings. Too many companies are getting hacked and personal data exposed...
You are working in Information Technology, not a Buy More shop...
< Message edited by Boedus -- 15.Oct.2009 3:38:49 AM >
ok you have lost me now. I'm thinking the Netgear would be better than the 3Com, however the rest has gone right above me.
Ok. I was just saying you should pay a particular attention to your architecture and security settings... Asking where you gonna connect the RJ45 plug is no big deal, you should be more worried about radius server etc, AD Certificates etc..
plug it straight into a wall socket, and the users would have the same ip address range, have the same policies controlled through ISA as if they were hard-wired and they would come with their own security built into the access points?