Using WAP4410N Wireless-N Access Point with Power Over Ethernet with 4 Netgear WN2500RP repeaters
Posted on 2013-01-02
Where I work, a wireless network consisting of 4 wireless access point was used that all had different SSID's. I am looking to unify this into one solid network. We do not have very up to date routers aside from one (they cannot be used as wireless extenders). The initial plan I had was to use one WAP located direcly in the center of building, and use the 4 repeaters to broadcast the single further. Below is a rough diagram where R=repeaters:
Assuming that each repeater is range of the WAP, logically to me, this should work. The WAP we have is the WAP4410N Wireless-N Access Point with Power Over Ethernet and the repeaters I purchased are Netgear WN2500RP wireless repeaters. I want the WAP to broadcast the SSID that the repeaters pick up and extend out. This set up would allow us to use only one access point with just one SSID.
I have the repeaters configured to repeat the wireless signal, and they do fully broadcast it. However, only 1 of these repeaters at a time actually allow a network connection. What do I need to do in order to get all of these repeaters to broadcast?
Thanks in advance.