I have a Ubiquiti UniFi Outdoor AP. I subscribe to a service to provide free wifi for my customers in an open, outdoor area. The service is called "Purple" and it is a service that puts its own firmware on the AP and monitors any device in the area by picking up the mac address. If a wireless device owner goes through the connect process, which involves "liking" our facebook page, then we grant them free internet. If they come back to our site, then we welcome them and allow them to continue using the free wifi. This helps us provide coupons and direct communications. It works pretty well, all in all.
However, there are some technical difficulties that bring me to ask this question in this manner:
Is there a way that I can put a wifi repeater on a pole and have it "transfer" all of the traffic to the UniFi AP? While I'm not an expert on how a repeater works, I do know this: My AP works off of the mac address of the wireless device connecting to it. But distance problems prevent me from getting every device to connect directly.
I need to put up "repeaters" around the grounds that are TOTALLY transparent to the AP so that it looks like the wireless clients are connecting directly to the AP.
Any words of direction?