Seamless roaming between APs

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by theovandoesburg, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. theovandoesburg macrumors newbie

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    If I want to create seamless roaming between access points, would getting APs with built in routers be a bad idea? Would changing from one AP to the other make the router assign a different IP to my computer? When would it be a good idea to have an AP with a built in router? What does a router do for an AP?
     
  2. tomf87 macrumors 65816

    tomf87

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    If you enable both DHCP servers in each AP, you might have a network gone crazy. If you are within range of both AP's, both DHCP servers may hand you an address, which is bad. Your best bet would be to either use static IP's, or use two AP's (not routers) and have a central DHCP server (this is what we have at work and has proven stable).
     
  3. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I have setup two access points at one of my clients offices. (one on each floor, so seamless travel between the two isn't really necessary) but I would like to know how to set this up with WEP enabled. They have just one DHCP server, and I tried going between access points, but I had to re-enter the WEP key at the other access point. (They have the same key..)

    Any ideas? I did lose signal briefly between the access points... so I was blaming that for having to re-enter the key...
     
  4. ibookin' macrumors 65816

    ibookin'

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    Linksys will let you do this on their WAP11 Access Point. You can have two WAP11s bridged to form a seamless network, WEP and all. This requires an existing network, so you'd have to get a seperate router and plug the access points into that.
     

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