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Connecting two access point with cable

by Odorian / October 20, 2015 5:49 PM PDT

Hi i have simple question i have 3 free ports on my current AP can i connect another AP on him to extend network , and what kind of problems i can have from this topology?I really need this kind of solution cos i can not put another cable from router new AP.

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Given only this question and no model numbers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 21, 2015 9:13 AM PDT

I'll go with no. It might work with some models but here I have only the term AP and nothing more.

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Here is model
by Odorian / October 21, 2015 10:56 AM PDT
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The RTN12Plus has many settings but....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 21, 2015 11:07 AM PDT
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If I used this in the common "router as a WAP" (see google) then my first Ethernet line from the first router goes into a LAN port of the RTN12Plus and the other 3 LAN ports are open to run out to another router as a WAP.

So yes, should be fine.

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I had same idea
by Odorian / October 21, 2015 11:20 AM PDT

I wish ti make him act like switch and AP.Disable DHCP give him adress.Only problem is that i don't know what kind of problems i can have,cos number of users on them are huge like 20-30 on each.

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Since this is a new question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 21, 2015 11:32 AM PDT
In reply to: I had same idea

I think that's one for you to test out. You also have the old issue of 802.11n to deal with as it has one non-overlapping channel.

When I set up more than one AP I usually pull back to 802.11n 20MHz mode or 802.11g then sketch out the locations and hard assign channels. This is typical IT work so you know of what I write.

At our office we keep the connection counts low. 12 max unless it's for low usage like email users. Then high numbers like 40 are OK.

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