We are looking to provide public Wi-Fi in an area that currently isn’t covered by any Wi-Fi network.
However, nearby there is another Wi-Fi network of ours consisting of a DHCP router—with incoming Internet connection—and three wireless extenders.
For the new network we will need a new SSID set up for the public but we want to use the same internet connection from the existing network. Before we buy any new routers I wanted to check that it would be ok to just plug any wireless router into one of the three extenders, set its SSID to something different and it would still receive Internet connectivity just fine?
Then we would plug another extender into that new router to expand the coverage of the new network.
The new SSID would only need to be available through the new router (and new extender), so won’t need multiple SSIDs from any single router.
To me that sounds like it should work, but it is using a bit of daisy chaining so wanted to check.
Here’s a diagram of what I currently have (Private network - left) and what I want to add on (Public network - right). Lines represent ethernet cables.
At the moment all the extenders are just old routers that where I have simply turned off the DHCP server and set them to the same network SSID as the main router.
Whatever I buy could be a router or a wireless access point, as long as one of them has the ability to be a DHCP server.