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Hi All,

I have been asked to setup a wireless network within a restaurant, 2 floors.

The BT router is upstairs and the wireless is enabled WPA2 Channel 5

I have purchased two of these access points which I have used in the past - http://www.edimax.co.uk/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=307&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=5

I have connected one in the Kitchen, IP 192.168.1.100 (SSID - Kitchen) and one within the restaurant - 192.168.1.150 (SSID - Main Restaurant) - apparently these don't like being called the same SSID

The one in the Kitchen works fine as this is repeating off the main BT Hub upstairs

However the one in the Main Restaurant keeps disconnecting from the Kitchen access point and I have a feeling it's something to do with all the stainless steel within the kitchen, Edimax also confirmed this.

I am happy with the kitchen wifi as that works I just need another solution for the main restaurant, would anyone recommend these - http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=1657&model=TL-PA211KIT

That way I can connect one to the router and one in the main restaurant and connect the Edimax into the powerline instead of relying on wifi through the kitchen?

Thanks
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Are you using them as access points (runnning a hardwired therenet connection to them) or as a repeater? If it's set up as a repeater, then it's absolutely going to depend on how well it's getting the original wifi signal before it can repeat it, and it doesn't sound like it is getting it.

The most reliable thing to do is run an ehternet cable from the router to the other 2 locations, and then use the access points  as APs and not repeaters. If you can't run the cable, get a set of powerline networking adapters, and plug one into the router, and the other ones wherever you want to put the APs. It'll be by far more reliable than wifi.
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Thanks for your advice - appreciate it.

I don't think they want cables running everywhere so I will try those powerline adapters and see what happens.

I am back onsite tomorrow to test so I will keep you updated

thanks
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All sorted - connected 2 powerline adapters and setup the access point downstairs - they want a further adapter now for the bar area so all good, thanks again

Ryan
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