Adding a second wireless access point

Our office is split over 2 floors with a single cabled network. We have an existing wireless access point (Netgear WG102) on one floor and we'd like to add another AP to the 2nd floor, ideally as part of the same wireless network so that someone taking their laptop from one floor to the other doesn't need to setup 2 connections.

I assume this is possible but I'm not sure if this is done through bridging, repeating or some other way. I'm guessing that it would involve repeating, as the 2 floors are already connected through the cabling. I have a spare Netgear WG302 AP which I was going to use.

Can anyone tell me how I can go about this?

Neil StephensAsked:
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Darr247Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Since there's already cat5 going up there, I'd hook it to a port on the switch upstairs and configure it as another access point... use the same SSID, but different channel (e.g. 1, 6 or 11) than the downstairs AP is using. Use WPA2-PSK for security (unless you have a RADIUS server), and unless you have separate subnets you shouldn't need to change any of the VLAN settings. I think I would turn off the DHCP client option and give it a static IP, but it should work either way.
Neil StephensAuthor Commented:
That's great, I didn't realise it would be that easy. DHCP was already being handled by the AD server so that wasn't an issue.
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