Solved

Should I use a router upstairs and an Access Point downstairs

Posted on 2009-05-11
4
404 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I am setting up a small building with an Office upstairs and two very small stores downstairs on the main level.   THe office upstairs will have 2 main higher end computers.   THe downstairs will have a computer at each of the counters (one in each of the stores) and a public computer in the store to look up specialty items.   Also in the future the plan is to have a small internet cafe on a small deck right outside one of the stores.  
The building is going to be fed via DSL.   I was planning on having a 4 port wireless Linksys N router upstairs in the main office to run the two computers via network cable off off the N router and running two more cables down to one of the stores underneath the office to run one of the counter computers and a wireless access point for future internet cafe.  DOes this sound correct?  Am I correct in assuming that I would have an access point near the outside wall on the first (main) floor for the future internet cafe and it would be connected to the N router upstairs (2nd floor) in the Main office where the DSL will be coming in?
0
Comment
Question by:syssolut
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:flopez235
ID: 24356213
Setup sounds solid.  One question though, are you using wireless upstairs for anything?

Otherwise, you should be fine with just a wired router and it would cause less congestion when your downstairs AP was up.  Or leave it and have a N network upstairs and a G network downstairs.
0
 

Author Comment

by:syssolut
ID: 24359046
No.   Upstairs can be wired.     So I am going to wire a Linksys G Access Point with POE to the G router upstairs in the main office.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
flopez235 earned 500 total points
ID: 24365305
Just remember that if you add an AP to a router switch port, the upstairs computers and computers connected via the AP will all share the same subnet.  Meaning publc computers will be able to contact your other machines.

You've have to check your router configuration, but I don't think the Linksys router menus have a way to segment a physical port off.  Either use 3rd party software, like DDWRT or Tomato firmware, to get more advanced menus OR get another router so you can a different subnet for your Public machines.

If that is not a big concern, you've got it ready to go.

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:syssolut
ID: 31580211
I definitely will have to look into another router, since I cannot have public looking at my office computers.   Thanks
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is a how to to configure a UCS Ethernet-uplink portchannel via the console. It is easy to do and can be done quite quickly. In certain versions of the UCS manager the portchannel has issues coming up and this is a workaround. I am…
DECT technology has become a popular standard for wireless voice communication. DECT devices are not likely to be affected by other electronic devices and signals because they operate in a separate frequency-band.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
With the power of JIRA, there's an unlimited number of ways you can customize it, use it and benefit from it. With that in mind, there's bound to be things that I wasn't able to cover in this course. With this summary we'll look at some places to go…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now