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Wireless Access Point Channels & repeater mode

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Hello,

I would like to ask experts what is to be taken into consideration for channels when planning a wireless network. If there are AP's to be installed like one AP then after 75m another AP and then another how to design channels scheme, any guide available for that?

Other then this my other question is using wireless repeater to extend WLAN range is advisable?when we make AP in a repeater mode its SSID should be same to original AP? this is a requirement OR this can be different SSID in repeater unit?
with one AP how many wireless repeater can be configured? I read not more then 2, please advise.

Regards,
Wajeeh
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Is this going to be an 802.11B/G network? If so then You should only be using channels: 1,6 and 11. I find the best way to figure out what channel each AP should have is to draw it out. Just draw a map of the area and where the approximate coverage areas are and the assign the channels in a manner in witch they do not overlap an area of the same channel. If you are unable to not have the same channel overlap an area because they are too close then lower the power on the APs.

As for the repeater part: Yes; it must be the same SSID (or it wouldn't be a repeater.) The number of repeaters you can have depends on the APs you are using.
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