Hi, im a little bit confused about the way wireless networks work and figure that you guys are the best people to ask.
I was under the impression that you could have a completely unwired basic wireless network. which could consist of:
1 wireless adsl router
several wireless clients (working in infrastructure mode)
and 1 or more wireless access points.
The wireless router would obviously distribute the broadband internet, but could also act as an access point to the wireless clients within its zone. But what i also thought was that it could also talk to other access points within its range (which by those access points could service any clients within their range)
so essentially, i could have a wireless adsl router, with three clients nearby it, and an access point further away in the building, which is also servicing 2 or 3 clients nearby that. Can this be done? or do you still need some wired backbone?
i posed this following question yesterday but am now even more confused about how wireless access points and routers communicate with each other and service their nearby cleints http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21119549.html
Could anyone please give me an overview of how wireless networks work, and the ins and outs of the reason and use of access points
Thanks in advance