I have a wireless network setup on a CRS125-24G-1S-2HnD-IN. I am using 3 different ssids each using a different dhcp server pool. The range on this device is not strong enough to cover the entire small office building it was installed in. I am looking at a device that I would use to extend these ssids to a 2nd access point. I have the ability to run a cat 6 line to the location of the new hotspot. I only need to support less then 5 wireless devices, but need them to auto switch to the next network as they move around the building.
Can you guys offer any advice on the right unit for the job. I was looking at the cAP and wAP devices. I currently have a 2.4 network so the cheaper models of these devices I think are a good fit based on the research I have done.
I have also done some research on the setup. Is the correct way to use the setup repeater button in the wireless interface? I have seen videos where they use wan1 and create a virtual wlan. I could be wrong but I assume this setup is using a wireless network between the two APs. I want to use a wired connection, so I would need to map a virtual wlan to the port being used instead right?
On the main router how would I need to setup the port that I use? It needs to carry a 10.xxx and 20.xxx network on the same port. I assume I would need to tag this port for both networks or something similar?
Thanks for your help everyone. I am pretty new to mikrotik but have a pretty good understanding of a system with multiple networks and assigning to certain ports etc. I have never tried setup a repeater and want to make sure I get the right devices to save some frustration in testing. I appreciate the time of anyone that is willing to help!