Motel Network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by gfunk, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. gfunk

    gfunk LI Guru Member

    Greetings Everyone,

    I am new to this site and networking in general and I have a quick question to ask.

    I setup a wireless network at my motel recently consisting of 3 wrt54g's connected via ethernet. 1 is connected to the modem and a computer in the lobby via ethernet, the other 2 are connected to that one via ethernet. Everything runs on stock firmware. The three routers operate on channels 1,6,11 and each one has a different ssid. AP isolation is turned on for each router and dhcp is turned off for the 2 serving as ap's.

    1st question, why do I need to have different ssid's for each router? Everyone I spoke to said that it is neccesary for proper functioning of the router. It would be much easier if there was one ssid for every router.

    I also need to somehow manage the bandwith for each person connected. Is there a way, lets say, if 1 person is connected he gets 100% of the bandwidth, if two then 50% to each...ect? Or else is there a way to create a "floor" so that no one person is left without any bandwidth.?

    I am also looking at different firmware... any suggestions. I need something as stable as possible that offers features that could be useful in my situation.

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You can use the same SSID for each router. The only time you need third party firmware is for addition features or fixes that are not in Linksys firmware. Use the third party firmware chart at thsi site for feature lists:

    Since QOS is MAC Address or Port based and your users MAC Addresses are random, you will not be able to allocate bandwidth by MAC address or Port.
  3. gfunk

    gfunk LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the information. Could I use QOS to allocate the bandwidth to the permanant desktop in the lobby so at least that one will have sufficient bandwidth?
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