How to use multiple antennas with one Wireless Router?
Posted on 2004-04-11
I will be assessing an opportunity for a wireless network (for internet access only) for a small hotel. The hotel consists simply of 2 floors. On each floor, there is one main corridor running down the middle of the long axis of the rectangular building. These 1st and 2nd floor corridors constitutes the back walls of each room in the hotel, respectively.
The owner wants to provide wireless internet access to his guests. I want to only use a single wireless router (or access point) that can accept an external antenna. I would prefer to place a series of antennas down each corridor as described above.
1) Are there products made that can accomodate/facilitate multiple antennas connected to one wireless router/AP?
2) If so, please provide references (URLs).
3) What, if any, connectivity/network/interference/etc. problems would such an arrangement likely encounter?
4) Anything else that I've not asked?
Thank you for considering my questions!