How to setup a WLAN and configure devices as repeaters to expand the wifi coverage across building
We would like to set up a local Wireless LAN, and expand across our building the Wi-Fi coverage with devices acting as repeaters.
Please find below our requirements:
The building has 3 floors (ground, 1st and 2nd).
- On ground floor, we have installed one ZyXEL with the hostname "Slave 01" with a local static IP: 192.168.1.2. DHCP was disabled. Bridge mode was chosen under ADSL and VDSL settings. The router "Slave 01" is hardwired to the "Main Router" located on 1st floor in a network rack.
- On 1st floor, we have installed a ZyXEL in a network rack and which is connected to a DSL line. "Main Router" is the hostname. DHCP is enabled. PPPoE credentials have been added under ADSL and VDSL sections. Under Home Networking, the beginning and ending IP addresses are: 192.168.1.10 to 192.168.1.254.
- On 2nd floor, we have installed another ZyXEL with the hostname "Slave 02" with a local static IP: 192.168.1.3. DHCB disabled. Bridge mode was chosen under ADSL and VDSL settings. The router "Slave 02" is also hardwired to the "Main Router" located on 1st floor.
All the 3 devices will be broadcasting the same SSID "Building ABC" and the WI-FI password would be identical on the 3 devices with the same security mode (WPA2-PSK) applied on the 3 devices.
Due to the structure of the building (brick walls), we want to hardwire our "Slave 01" (ground floor) and "Slave 02" (3rd floor) devices to the "Main router" (1st floor)
If the users change the floors we want them to be connected to the nearest wireless routers which offer the best Wi-Fi reception.
All the 3 ZyXEL routers are the same model: VMG8924-B10A and are using the same version of firmware 1.00 (AAKL.10)C0_20151008.
Would you please be able to help us on how to configure the WLAN setting correctly as per our requirements and expand the wireless range across our building.