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Setup Small Wireless network

Hello,

 

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 ?

 

Thanks

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Beginner

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

Thanks, but i need to have one SSID on 4 AP's to cover two floors so  repeater mode will be a good solution ? 

VIP Advisor

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

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?

Beginner

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

Hello Karsten,

 

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 ?

 

Thanks,

Hall of Fame Master

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

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. 

-Scott
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Beginner

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

This what i'm planning but i need to know what is the configuration for the 4 ap's

 

Access Point
Root Bridge 
Non-Root Bridge 
Root Bridge with Wireless Clients 
Non-Root Bridge with Wireless Clients 

Workgroup Bridge

 

Thanks. 

VIP Advisor

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

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.

Beginner

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

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 

VIP Advisor

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

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.

Contributor

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

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.

Beginner

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

Here are some tips for you.

  1. Confirm your WiFi Signal Coverage Area
  2. Choose the right cable
  3. Consider the Cabling
  4. Choose the Right WiFi Standard
  5. Setting up Guest Wi-Fi
  6. Confirm Business Network Security
  7. Check Devices’ Wi-Fi Adapter
Beginner

Re: Setup Small Wireless network

Thank you for your help guys i'll let you know incase if i need any help.

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