Hello, I am doing preliminary research into a portable wireless network for a music festival I've been involved with. The network is for staff only and let's assume they are using a locally-hosted web application with no internet access involved, and ignore all security-related issues; this is just a topology question really.
My attached silly graphic should explain it pretty well. (I'm not suggesting we actually mount a magnetic CB antenna to a Dell rack server.) Let's say we've got a home server with wireless access points distributed around the green, each standing by itself, powered by it's own little generator and cannot be linked to anything via wired network. (This is a hypothetical simplification.)
My question is probably "What should these wireless access mini-towers consist of, and how does it connect home?" For example, could I take a regular old Linksys Router, uplink it to some kind of repeater with a directional antenna and point it at the next tower? Can I simply get a bunch of something like a Hawking HOW2R1, put each one on a pole, and be done?
I've got some ideas but this is probably a common application these days and I'm really looking for the Best Practice in this case. Specific brands/models would help me with a starting point but I'm not expecting a shopping list.
Ideas? Thank you in advance for any insight! More than happy to grant partial answers for additional options.