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Bridge question to extend LAN

This is my plan:

Customer has 3 1231G access points.

Bldg 1 - AP1 connected to 3560 switch. AP1 is located in front of a window.

Bldg 2 - AP2 mounted inside but antenna is located on roof. Antenna is about 50 feet across the parking lot. AP3 and its antennas are located inside. This is a metal building so I need to get the signal inside. I would like to connect AP2 and AP3 with a network cable to get the signal from the roof antenna on AP2 to AP3 inside to give them coverage inside.

The main use for the wireless is for a 7920 IP phone that will seamlessly go from Bldg 1 out through the parking lot and inside Bldg 2.

What modes will I need on each AP? We have 2 SSIDs and VLANs. Native is for data, and the other is for the voice network.



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Re: Bridge question to extend LAN

Load current IOS code in the devices, then use two AP's in BRIDGE MODE (performing a Bridge link from the outside of blding 1 to blding 2 (then use the other two AP's as AP's inside the building for phone use. Note: use a different channel for the Bridge link say channel 1 and then put the other two AP's on channel 6 or 11.