(damn, just lost the whole post! New member!)
I need to setup a room with 30 wifi-connected laptops and a small application server (for audio transfers). I'm hoping for your advice and insight.
My basic plan is to setup a router as my primary wifi access point, offering DHCP (and eventually a connection to the Internet). The app-server will be wired to this (static IP), as will a second wifi access point, running on a different channel (use 1 & 11).
I'd then manually connect half the laptops to each wifi access point.
But is that the best way to do it? Are there other techniques to do this?
For example - could a single router offer 2 wifi networks on different channels (like the Airport Extreme does, but both 802.11g)?
Are 2 access points enough?
Are there any brands of access points that will do this particularly well?
Your insight is much appreciated!