i have 4 cisco 1142 autonomous access point. with Catalyst 3560-X Series PoE+, i need to cover two floors with the same SSID.
is one AP as Access point and the other 3 as repeater will be a good solution ?
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Repeater mode is never a good solution. Why do you want to go that way? Is there no way to bring ethernet-cables to each AP?
all of them will be connected to the same Cisco switch but in different locations, i need to make sure the AP's signal is covering all the two floors ( home ), so what will be the best solution ?
Your best solution is to have all 4 aps wired and connected to a switch. Repeaters don’t work very good at all and you will be very disappointed in the performance.
This what i'm planning but i need to know what is the configuration for the 4 ap's
Root Bridge with Wireless Clients
Non-Root Bridge with Wireless Clients
All are "Access-Point" and are configured with nearly the same settings for wireless. For the 2.4 GHz channels you need to do some planning. Most likely the two APs that have to biggest distance between them will share the same channel (only 1, 6 and 11 should be used). On 5 GHz configure all APs with different channels.
Thank you so much for your advise, Lets say i'll configure 2.4 Ghz interface on all AP's SSID to Home
so if the device in between two AP's i'll see one or two SSID ? and how the roaming between the AP's
You will see one SSID. But your wireless devices can see that this SSID is available on multiple APs and will choose the best one to connect to.
just a little warning.
"and will choose the best one to connect to" is true initially.
but you have no control of roaming with autonomous access points, it is the client device that devices when to roam.
the client device will try to keep the connection to the first ap as long as possible!
if the client finds the original AP "good enough" it may decide NOT to roam, even when you stand near an AP with a much stronger signal.
Here are some tips for you.
If you change your switch to Cisco 3850 or 3650 then you will be able to use converged access as these switches can also act as mobility controller. Or just get cheap cisco 2504 wireless controller on ebay. You can setup all access points in the same mobility domain with single single SSID and have seamless roaming between all access points.