Access Points generally don't have DHCP on by default so I'm left to guess why it was on. In fact I turned to page 61 and read "By default DHCP is disabled."
Setting them all on channel 11 tells me they are about 200 feet or 60 meters apart to avoid interference. With 8 access points in a 2 by 4 grid you have about some coverage of 400 x 800 feet so that must be one huge castle?
There's another issue and unless you put them on 802.11g there is no way to keep from overlap as 802.11n 40MHz OFDM has one non-overlapping channel.
As presented, I think it would be very unstable but I can't tell much more about the layout of the castle.
Hey there. I'm a relatively knowledgeable techie that is attempting to set up a hardware/wireless network for my parents large house. The products in the environment are as follows:
Modem: Arris DG860
Router: Asus RT-AC66R
Switch: TP-Link TL-SG1024
8x Access Points: Edimax EW-7228APn
It's currently set up like this:
Modem > Router
Modem > Switch > 8x Access Points throughout the house
I know this is incorrect, and the switch needs to go after the router, just learned that today so that everything can talk.....anyways, my questions are:
When I set up the Access Points to disable DHCP, and I give them all the same SSID & WPA key, will mobile devices automatically roam between the AP for a strong signal?
They're currently set up on 2.4GHz band, all on Channel 11. Should I set them all up for 5GHz band if all that's connecting wirelessly to them is ipads, iphones, android devices? Everything else will be hardwired into the access points in each room.
Do they all need to be the same channel or different to prevent overlapping?
I'll have more questions after the above is answered, but just want to get the basics set up first. The network "works" right now, but I get a message on my Note 3 that my connection is "unstable" all the time - I think this has to do with AP's overlapping (my parents REALLLLY don't want any deadspots in their house) - Am I accurate in this thought?
Please let me know if you need any more information to help out. I'll gladly provide it.