I will be installing 2 WAPs each in 3 restaurants on this coming sunday...
I think that a single centrally located WAP would be sufficient, but they want 2 APs to ensure complete coverage.
I am not aware of the network topography right now...I know that one of the 3 restaurants just got internet installed today, so it is unlikely they have any LAN set up.
What I was considering was installing netgear N300 or N600 routers because they have two separate SSIDs - and the guest one can be isolated from the LAN to only allow internet access as well as their ability to act as WiFi repeaters (possibly saving me from having to pull a CAT5 to each AP.
Can anyone recommend a better solution?
Better can be defined as either cheaper, or APs that can be powered by PoE so that I only need to pull one cable to each AP.
Current thought was run from the (hopefully) existing router to a LAN port on the first WAP (router) and from another LAN port on that AP to the second AP.
What about roaming between APs?
Can I assign both APs the same SSID... I assume that I would need to have them on different channels.. what channels would be recommended for a set up with 2 WAPS?
This will be done on sunday so I have some time for suggestions.. but I would need time to purchase the needed equipment... preferably from a local NYC vendor...
Edited by nyphonejacks, 04 August 2011 - 08:42 PM.