2 Wireless Routers for One Big House
Posted on 2013-06-08
The Scenario is the following:
I have a small B&B hotel, and i want to have free WIFI for our guests.
I bought 2 D-link DIR-905L Cloud Router (which are very similar to the 605-L , i think...), and i want to have them at two locations of the house. One will be in the LOBBY and one in the BACKYARD Rooms. Both places are already wired with Ethernet cable from the DSL Modem which is located in the office near the frontdesk... (A time ago the hotel had this configuration but the routers went bad...)
In the office there is 1 PC, 1 DSL Modem, from there 1 ethernet cable goes to a SWITCH, and from there 2 ethernet cables go for the 2 locations of the wireless routers... Also from the switcht there is 1 ehternet cable that goes to the PC, or alternatively the cable can go from the 1st wireless router to the PC which will very close to each other (1meter).
So my question is: How should i set up the WIFI Access for the whole hotel using this 2 wifi routers? (I do not mean how to configure a router for wifi...i do know how to do this..., but instead what i mean is how is essentially the best way to SET THEM UP.... For the little that i have researched it appears to be that i have 2 options: Configure each router independtly, each one with a Login and a Password, or use 1 as a Main wireless router, and the 2nd as an ACCESS POINT only....which i think it means i will only use only 1 login and 1 password fort the whole area of the hotel...
I also read that having 2 wireless routers might increase or boost the signal to reach further places...
havng only one login and password,,,