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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

jwc1972
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Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

Hello

We have an WN802t-200 connected to our switch
Wireless name Upstairs
Broadcast ssid yes
channel - Auto
MCS index Best
Channel Width 20Mhz
Guard Interal Auto
Output Power Full

With DCHP Disable

Is it poss to add a second WN802T-200 using the same ssid Do i need to change the wireless to be on a different channel for downstairs? So when a user connect's to the wireless it selects the best wireless

I would like one AP upstairs and one ap downstairs with the same config
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Jack_
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

For roaming you should use same SSID but diff. Channels (f.i.) 1 and 6.
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fordem
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

Yes you can - same SSID, same WEP/WPA, different channel - 1/6/11.

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jwc1972
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

Really stupid question, ON AP ip address is 192.168.1.200 what do I give The second AP as an ip addrress?

regards

AP1 Same SSID/WEP channell 1 192.168.1.200
AP2 Same SSID WEP Channel 11 ???????????
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

same SSID, SAME CHANNEL, SAME ENCRYPTION

ex DHCP192.168.1.2~192.168.1.200
first router is 192.168.1.200
use second router OUTSIDE the DHCP RANGE l 192.168.1.201
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SEMIJim
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

jmizoguchi wrote:
same SSID, SAME CHANNEL, SAME ENCRYPTION

Same SSID saves the trouble of roaming devices (laptops, tablets, phones) having to be taught multiple "different" wireless networks. Otherwise same SSID isn't strictly necessary, and it can make troubleshooting more difficult. Same encryption, of course. Same channel? Absolutely not. They'll interfere with one another.

jmizoguchi wrote:
ex DHCP192.168.1.2~192.168.1.200
first router is 192.168.1.200
use second router OUTSIDE the DHCP RANGE l 192.168.1.201

Both routers must be outside the DHCP pool. Never assign statically an address that's in a DHCP pool.

Jim
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fordem
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

jmizoguchi wrote:
same SSID, SAME CHANNEL, SAME ENCRYPTION


SAME CHANNEL...

This is determined by how you're connecting that second access point to the existing network - if it's wired back to a switch, then you use a different channel to avoid interference - if it's going to be connected as a wireless repeater, then the channels need to be the same.

I would suggest you avoid repeating unless absolutely necessary as you will experience a 50% drop in throughput.

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jmizoguchi
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Channel maybe extra... 🙂

I was probably on the phone that time
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jwc1972
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

Hello

Thank for replying. I don't understand this bit

(Both routers must be outside the DHCP pool. Never assign statically an address that's in a DHCP pool)

On windows server 2003 I assign dchp 192.168.1.35-254
on the wireless access point I use 192.168.1.200 as a revesed list using Mac address. In the IP setting of AP dchp is disable
ipaddress 192.168.1.200/24
DW of firewall
Dns of domain controller

regards
Message 9 of 11
fordem
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

The DHCP pool, or more correctly, the DHCP lease pool, is the pool of addresses that the DHCP server can offer an address from. Static ip addresses, if used, should not be within the DHCP pool since this creates a situation where the DHCP server can offer that address to a device, and you would then have two devices with same ip address, or an ip conflict, which will cause both devices to stop communicating.

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jmizoguchi
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Re: Adding a Second wireless access Point to a Network

On windows server 2003 I assign dchp 192.168.1.35-254
on the wireless access point I use 192.168.1.200 as a revesed list using Mac address. In the IP setting of AP dchp is disable


use 192.168.1.34 for AP is my preference but everybody is different. if you want to reserve in server side is choice if you did that.
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