I have a wired home Gigabit Ethernet LAN with several PC's and other devices operating correctly over it and one WiFi N access point/switch/gateway.
I have installed another 802.11n access point (the second one) to have some signal coverage over the distant parts of my house. Those routers/switches are interconnected at wired Gigabit speed with no problem. The wired part of the LAN operation works flawlessly. And with only one access point, too.
The problem is when I try to configure the interoperatibility between those two WiFi hotspots. I am trying to make the wireless devices change transparently from one hotspot to the other, but they fail to do so.
They are (I thought) properly configured, same WiFi security settings (WPA2), same auth method (AES), same passphrase, etc. I have tried both settings: same channel (they are distant from one another) and different channels. No matter what I tried, the devices do not change automatically hotspots. When switching from one point to the other, they ask for the passphrase, recognizing the hotspot as a new one.
The conflicting devices are a TP-Link TDWR1043ND and a Mitrastar, connected by wire and acting as 802.11n hotspots. They have some settings to act as a bridge, but this is connecting wirelessly to one another, not through wire. But it should be no problem to interconnct them by wire, providing two areas of WiFi coverage.
What should I change to make them operate transparently (to have two Wireless areas of service on the same LAN)?