Plugging single wireless routers into network ethernet points...
I'm trying to increase the wireless coverage in our little (but sprawling) primary school.
at the mo, we have a fairly old windows network running classroom pcs and old laptops on XP
we have two netgear wireless routers plugged in - one directly into the switch and another plugged into an ethernet point on the other side of the building
between them, these two probably cover about 60% of the school. I'm hoping to be able to plug a couple more in to increase the coverage.
Hopefully it will suit our needs and not cost us the £5000 we've been quoted for a managed wifi system.
Today, I had a fiddle around with an old netgear wireless router of mine. Plugged it into an ethernet point in my classroom and it seemed to work fine
Next I logged into the router to change the network name ('reception' as it's going down in the early years dept - hopefully) and password to something more obvious for the school.
Logged back in. It worked fine for about 20 seconds then stopped working.
The laptops I was trying it with were still connected with a strong signal and could disconnect/reconnect. But I could not get connected to the internet or connect to the server...
Any ideas as to what pitfalls I may have fallen into? Is it just not a go-er?
thanks very much - not really an expert on this but having to learn out of necessity!