Multiple WAP based WLAN - are both Antennas 802.11g ??
Posted on 2007-10-01
I'm deploying a wireless LAN in an old house, lots of thick walls and have opted for a number of Wireless access points to provide internal and external coverage. There will be two external areas separated by the house and three other WAPs to provide futher internal coverage. I'd like to know two things.
1. I'm considering the Netgear WAG102 which has dual antennas. Do both of these support 802.11g so that if I replace one of the stub antennas with an external one this will leave the remaining antenna for indoor receiption. The Netgear specifications are not clear on this and I 'd like clarification. There spec could be read that one is for 2.4Ghz and one for 5Ghz (I'm not a radio technician but I thought this might be the case)
2. I don't need the coverage to be 'roaming free' so have not opted for a managed WLAN. How tolerant are these WAPs to interference and should I deploy with some channel separation or use the same channel and security for all units.
I have deployed single WAP WLANs but never a multiple WAP based WLAN, I'd appreciate any comments on the above.