Should I use multiple access points or range extenders?
Posted on 2004-10-26
I have a customer in a large house that spans a distance and has thick walls. The house has wired Cat5 cables to most rooms. The customer would like to add wireless capability to a few areas of the house and my question is whether I should use multiple Linksys WAP54G wireless access points or Linksys WRE54G range extenders instead?
I have never had an installation where a single access point would not cover the house, so my question is if we use multiple access points, will they allow the wireless users to roam freely without difficulty?
My first thoughts are to use access points at all locations since they have Cat5 cabling where they want the wireless access... and it is my understanding that the benefit of the range extenders is they can be put in locations without Cat5 cabling so that might be overkill in this situation.
Thanks for any assistance! Again, time is critical for this one, which is why it is worth 500 points!