Adding an AP to the network? simples?
This is my first post so please be gentle re. my lack of knowledge in this area. As i am jack of all e-learning trades in my large primary school, I am master of none.... I 'manage' the network after a fasion but would love some place to go for for help. We have a 2 switch panels (I assume it is a switch; lots of cat5 cables coming out?) feeding all of the network points in the main school building and from one of these (a catalyst 3500 and 2900). these are connected with a big yellow networky looking cable- is this cat 5 also?- not sure) just below this connection is another connector linking this catalyst 2900 box to an AMP netconnect panel? with thin grey wires. I am assuming that this has something to do with a fibre link to a building on the other side of the school grounds (the old coachhouse). this also has a switch-y type affair in which feed all of the network points in there.... around 20 or so. From there, there is another wired link to our building which is a demountable and houses all 65 of out early years children and associated staff. In this demountable, there is another paned supplying around 12 network points. Back in the main building, we have 5 wireless access points which, apparently are very strong as we have thick victorian inner walls. My question is that I need help working out how to make the two early years classroon wireless, what to buy and how to connect it. I manage the server; we have just one running 2003r2. I have had people in passing say, 'yeah, just get a home router and plug it into a port on your switch and your away' and comments like 'you need a cisco engineer to configure that sort of thing!' Both of these comments sound equally ridiculous to me. Could anyone confirm my suspicions that it is a fairy sinple job and then point me in the right direction of someone willing to guide me through it? We will only be connecting about 10 ipads to this new AP so I wont need anything too mega powerful i should think..... may be wrong........... also I have attached pics of my setup.......... has someone got time to clear up what is what exactly? Apologies if this is not the place for help for me as you all sound pretty good at what you do.... thanks for looking!