Sorry, i havent touched an AP for 5 years already so i forgot some of the ideas. If you have any comments or suggestions, that is greatly appreciated. Below is my setup.
1. Will need 3 access points at a 3000+ sq ft home. How can all 3 access points be setup so that the user can connect to any of them without issue? I was thinking of having the same ssid but differnt channels, 1,6,11. Is there any special setup i need to do on the AP besides changing the channel?
2. There are 6 antenna ports on the 1252 access point. Do i need all 6 antennas plugged in even though im using only 2.4ghz G network for now?
3. Reception is not consistent when running netstumbler. When im sitting next to it, im getting -20 to -30 constantly then all of a sudden it drops down to -75 and right back up to -30 for another 30-45 seconds and repeats. Does anyone know why this happens? Im using 3 - 2.4ghz dipole antennas and yes they are screwed into the 2.4ghz holes.
4. I will be connecting these 3 APs to a 48 port switch that will be connected to a VPN router (linksys RV042). Just want to confirm that i can use this router as a source of supplying ip address to the AP to give out rather than having the AP giving it out.
Thanks in advance!