I'm trying to create the best sort of wired/wireless network combination that I can at home, given some restrictive conditions, What I'd like to ask is for advice on the optimal set u of my equipment as I'll attemt to exlain in ASCII diagrams below;
Living Room Cat5e Office Cat5e |RRRR|<----------------------------------------------->|SSSSSSSS|<------->|T|
|RRRR| is my modem router (4 port) and wireless access point (300M 2.5Ghz/5GHz dual channel) for living room. It is also configured as DHCP server.
|XRRR|---> PlayStation 3 |RXRR|---> TV |RRXR|---> |SSSSSSSS|
(Where X is the port it's connected to)
|SSSSSSSS| is my 8 port unmanaged switch (actually, it's part managed; Netgear Pro Safe Plus)
|XSSSSSSS|---> |RRRR| |SXSSSSSS|---> NAS |SSXSSSSS|---> PC |SSSXSSSS|---> |T| |SSSSXSSS|---> Raspberry Pi
(where X is the port it's connected to).
|T| is a single port, wireless router which has just died, and so I have replaced it with a new, single port router capable of AP/Bridge/Repeater etc modes.
My issue is that I can't access the wireless signal from
|RRRR| from the rest of the house, and I haven't set up
I am considering whether to set up
|T| as a repeater from
|RRRR| so extend the signal to the other places I need wireless, or whether I should stick with current setup so that
|T| is wired to
|SSSSSSSS| and functioning as an AP.
Further, should the wireless signals be on the same SSID and channels so that I can roam in the house (I want to roam), or should they be seperate SSIDs and channels?
The only devices that connect wirelessly are Android phones and tablets, unless guests visit with Laptops/iOS devices but they are restricted (intentionally) to a separate, virtual network on
|RRRR| only (with no LAN access).