I am helping a friend build his SOHO network. After some research I decided to go for Microtik devices.
I have most of the ethernet design sorted out, now I am looking at setting up the wrireless part.
In terms of clients the entire infrastructure should support 2 SSIDs - 1 for employees, 1 for guests.
For the employee SSID - there is an estimate of 10 laptops and 15 mobile devices.
The guest SSID should support ~ 15 mobile devices
The office is a concrete and brick masonry building (basement, ground floor, floor 1, floor 2, attic). THE ISP connection comes in at the attic level (weird, but ok).
My idea was to use these devices, and leverage CAPSMan to control them consistently.
1 x RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT - used as aggregation point for all ethernet connections (3 switches), router, and CAPS manager, default gateway for the entire office
1 x RBWAPG-5HACT2HND - used as Access Point - connected to one of the ethernet switches going up to the attic level
1 x RBWAPG-5HACT2HND - used as Access Point - connected to a large 24 port ethernet switch on ground floor.
1 x RBWAP2ND - used as acess point - connected to large 24 port ethernet switch on the ground floor
My question are
A - Will the RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT router on the attic be sufficient to properly manage the 3 access points? Do I need a more powerful device? Is the RB2011UiAS-2HnD a better choice?
B - Is there a problem if the APs are not directly connected to the RB962, but via a switch, which might not be Microtik branded?
C - Would it be worth using RB750Gr3 instead of RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT and relying on the 2nd floor AP for Wifi?