Extending a network wirelessly
Posted on 2010-09-20
I'm after any suggestions you can give me. I have a wired network, using a NETGEAR cable router and a NetGear 8-port switch. Most internal traffic going over the network are high definition video files (to or from NAS devices) which are used in DVD production. All works fine.
However, we want to move the NAS devices to another room in the floor below (no steel work to contend with), but getting a network cable down there is tricky because of the layout of the building. My mind is saying ... is there a way of extending the network wirelessly that will a) work well and b) keep a high transmission speed - the latter is necessary because the file sizes are 700MB-2GB on average. The wireless network is all using 1000Mbps equipment. The Netgear route has wireless networking ability, although its only using 100Mbps ports for Ethernet.
Again, because of the way the electrics are structured, networking over power lines isn't an option.
So the question is can it be done and if so, what equipment (Wireless Access Points, Switches etc..) do we need?
Any thoughts/suggestions welcome.