Connecting 2 Wireless Access points to a remote computer system.
Posted on 2006-11-25
I have 2 metering devices in the field attached to D-Link DWL-G700AP wireless access points that I need to bring into a server that does not have a router connected to it yet. Using my laptop wireless I can see both of these devices by accessing the different SSID's, but I can't seem to connect them together. I tried giving them the same SSID (and also different channels) in infrastructure mode but I can only see one of them at a time. I'm using outside directional antennas to beam each access point to a central (rooftop) Omni-directional antenna. What I need to do is combine these 2 devices at this location and then beam this combined signal to the server in a third location using directional antenna. I then need to be able to bring this into the existing server. I have a D-Link DI-524 wireless router I can use and a Hawking HWREG1 range extender. Can the access points be combined or do I need another type of device? Also, when DSL is added to this system in the future how can I keep the systems seperated?