Will this Large Airport Extreme Wireless Network Work?
Posted on 2008-10-22
I have to setup a large wireless network for a substantially large house and I would like some reassurance from anyone who has setup large wireless networks, specifically using Apples Airport Extreme devices. I have done a site survey and come to the conclusion that we need 8 Apple Airport Extremes to fully blanket the area. We will install them on the ceilings of closets and supply power to them via POE. The plan is to provide DHCP via the router, turn the airports into bridge mode (or turn off DHCP) assign them all different IP addresses, and connect them all via POE to a POE switch (which is obviously) connected to the router. From what I understand, as long as I give the same SSID, wireless channel and WPA/WEP key, the users should be able to roam from AP to AP, picking up the strongest signal without any interruption. Can someone please verify, with absolute certainty that this setup will work as intended.