setup of multiple access points

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by DanL, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. DanL

    DanL Guest

    I have three access points connected to our firewall/router (using a
    hub). Currently, each one has a unique SSID and is using a different
    channel (2, 6 and 11). These are spread around the office building.

    Would it be better to use the same SSID on all three APs; and/or would
    it be better to put all of them on the same channel?

    The wireless network is separated from our internal network; one must
    use VPN to get onto our internal network when using a wireless
    connection.

    If there is already help/advice available on this topic, a reference
    to that information would be enough help. I've searched for about 15
    minutes and haven't found what I'm looking for.

    Dan
    DanL, Oct 31, 2007
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  2. DanL

    Barb Bowman Guest

    give them all the same SSID and the sane WPA2/WPA passphrase. use
    channels 1-6-11 and you should be able to roam throughout the
    building.

    On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:44:54 -0000, DanL <> wrote:

    >I have three access points connected to our firewall/router (using a
    >hub). Currently, each one has a unique SSID and is using a different
    >channel (2, 6 and 11). These are spread around the office building.
    >
    >Would it be better to use the same SSID on all three APs; and/or would
    >it be better to put all of them on the same channel?
    >
    >The wireless network is separated from our internal network; one must
    >use VPN to get onto our internal network when using a wireless
    >connection.
    >
    >If there is already help/advice available on this topic, a reference
    >to that information would be enough help. I've searched for about 15
    >minutes and haven't found what I'm looking for.
    >
    >Dan

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    Barb Bowman, Nov 1, 2007
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