I am trying to help out with a small school network that is basically a business class cable modem with a series of switches and a couple of access points. We are trying to bridge the network from one building to another using a pair of DLink DWL3200AP access points.
We think we setup the bridging features correctly with WDS. We have both access points on the same channel. Both have registered the MAC addresses of the other. But the laptops we are using to test the connection to the bridged access point cannot make the connection. I seem to be able to connect to it using my iphone and random computers throughout the network. I suspect it might be a more fundamental issue. I am not familiar with such a big peer to peer network being chopped up like this.
- Do I need to setup each access point as a DHCP server and dole out a range of addresses unique to that access point?
I have attached a diagram of the network. Any suggestions would be welcomed.