The customer has a large warehouse, with several thick brick-and-steel walls spaced throughout. I would assume that this means that we can't use one simple AP with a good antenna--because it would not provide good coverage throughout.
What I'm trying to understand is how you set up good wireless coverage using multiple APs in an environment like this. Specifically:
1) Would all the APs have a hard-wired CAT5E cable running to them--just like I would do with a simple, single AP setup?
2) Is there a way to use multiple APs--to get good coverage--while at the same time having the wireless equipment (such as user laptops) "think" they are seeing just one SSID with a strong signal? As the laptop user moves away from one AP, and into the next room with a different AP, it would be great if the laptop's wireless connectivity didn't even know that anything changed, where it would continue to stay connected to the same SSID, with the same IP address, etc. Is this even possible? If so, what type of equipment would be used, and how would it be configured?