Hi, We have a network on an oil rig offshore using a 1242AG for general internet browsing for those staying on the rig, and it works perfectly. Now we want to expand this and I have a couple of challanges.
1. We would like to add multiple access points but these will all have to be cabled back to a central switch due to signals being blocked preventing one access point seeing another, so not guaranteed to be able to link wirelessly from one access point ot the next. How is this best done, is it possible to setup all access points with the same SSID so users can easily move around and be associated with the best access point, or best to configure as individual access points?
2. Due to having access points available in living quarters, we want to avoid people leaving laptops constantly connected and using up our expensive satellite bandwidth and impacting on the use of others. Is it possible with the 1242AG top setup a timeout period, where any connections are automatically disconnected?
This is all quite new to me so any help or comments on the above would be much appreciated.