Thanks for reading this post, i am very confused and unsure how to setup these access points. I just bought 5 of them and need to setup 3 in the house and 2 outside. How should i set up the 3 access points inside? Should i have 1 access point and the other 2 just relay the signal to reach all the way across the house (not sure if this is possible, my friend said it is, but i dont know)? There will only be 1 vlan, 1 ssid, etc. very plain and simple with just WPA2 encryption. No need for anything else since its just a home network. I assume i only need 1 ssid because i want to be able to walk around the house with a laptop and not force itself to reconnect. Should all 3 be on the same channel? I want to use both N and G at the same time, is this possible? How can i do this?
For the 2 access points outside, i bought 2 air-ant2460NP-R directional antenna. The cisco rep said this will work with the AIR-AP1252G-A-K9, but i want to confirm with you professionals before opening the package. Also, the cable that came with the antenna is only 3 feet long, can i get an adapter to make it 6 feet total, this is because i am planning to keep the access point inside? Third, is it possible to keep it the same ssid as the inside? so if i go from inside to outside i wont be force to reconnect (same concept as above)? Also, since this antenna is only for the N network, is this backwards compatible with B/G network?
Looking forward to your help and answers. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you so much!