Wireless routers

I want to cover a huge area and provide wireless access... I'm going to use 4 wireless routers.  Should I give all the wireless networks that same credentials?
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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OllarConsultingCommented:
Short of purchasing an enterprise solution that will manage that for you, the answer is yes.. configure them all identically... but make sure they use different channel numbers.  

Give routers 1-3 channel numbers 1, 6, and 11 an then give the 4th one something like channel 8 and try to position it the farthest away from the routers with channels 6 and 11.
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Daniel HelgenbergerCommented:
This is called wireless roaming.
It works most of the time, some devices have very poor switchover levels though. This means, they will switch to the stronger network only if the connection strength becomes so poor, traffic will not be possible. The trouble is, the user cannot choose the network manually anymore because they have the same name. The user would have to powercycle the WLAN.
Seen this happen quite a few times. If possible test this first with the devices you expect most.

Dont forget to set them up as access points: Bridge WLAN and LAN interfaces. Its essential you connect each with a wired connection if want this setup to work for more then a handful of users at a time.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Good points!  Thank you
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