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Helping setting up wireless network

kebabinho
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Helping setting up wireless network

Hi,

We have a Cabled LAN network, and an access point that allows our laptop users onto the network wirelessly. The problem is that the signal for this access point is strong upstairs but very weak downstairs. Is it possible to set up another access point with the same SSID so that it seemlessly hands off the laptops user to the strongest signal?

we are using WG103's

thanks

Gareth

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Retired_Member
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Re: Helping setting up wireless network

I see no reason why not. Mirror all the settings except IP & channel, use 1, 6, 11 don't use same channel on both. You might have some other unique settings but it should work.
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kebabinho
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Re: Helping setting up wireless network

thanks for coming back to me. i dont need to set it in repeater / bridged mode?
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Helping setting up wireless network

If you have ethernet downstairs then NO..

But if you don't repeating is need but problem is you will be limited to WEP/54Mbps or No security. Extender will be better to keep the WPA2 encryption . ex wn2500rp
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kebabinho
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Re: Helping setting up wireless network

ok to confirm. i plug one router into the ethernet upstairs, and one downstairs. i give them the same SSID and WPA PSK, but different channels and IP addresses
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Helping setting up wireless network

Correct....
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