I am helping a friend of mine who owns a hotel with wireless setup. Here is what is done so far.
Modem is setup. Modem is then connected to Linksys wireless router. Linksys wireless router is connected to a switch. I have 5 EnGenius AP with different channels setup. These are connected through switch mentioned above. All of these configuration is working almost perfectly. Good signal and all is good.
I have one 150' CAT6 Ethernet off of a port from the switch extending to other end of the hotel (by reception area) to setup a wireless as the signal with EnGenius does not reach this part of hotel.
My question is: Should I be attaching a router or just a access point at the other end? Obviously the Linksys mentioned above is already acting as a DHCP server giving out IP's to customers.
I did try to attach a linksys router on the other end, and I get very unusual behaviour. Wireless drops randomly and besides it puts out 10.x.x.x IP address when my linksys (mentioned earlier) is 192.x.x.x. I have tried both, enabling and disabling DHCP on this router but the behaviour is very unusual and erratic.
So before I spend any money on AP, I wanted to know what are my options?
Also, I would like something where I could have couple wireless options, one for guest and other for employees. Which unit works the best?
Thanks in advance