Below is a network map for a network.
192.168.0.1 has DHCP enabled. Routers
0.4 are connected via their LAN ports to router 0.1 by ethernet cable, and have DHCP disabled so that they act as access points. They each have separate SSIDs (the top line in the box for each,
Room 2, etc). Router
192.168.0.1 distributes IPs in the range
192.168.0.40-254, as the printers/server have fixed IPs in the
Nextbuildingover (top right) is connected to
192.168.0.1 over fibre, through a set of media converters. On the
Nextbuildingover router, the ethernet cable from the media converter goes into the WAN port. It has the IP
192.168.1.1, and has DHCP enabled, in the range
Is the fact the
Nextbuildingover router is connected like this correct? Would it be better to connect it via a LAN port, give it the IP
192.168.0.5 and turn off DCHP work better, or does the fact it goes over fibre change things?
Aside from the
Nextbuildingover router, are routers
0.4 set up correctly? I have read conflicting advice, some saying they should have the same SSID, and others saying they need to be set up as bridges.
There are around 30 users across the access points. We frequently need to reset routers/access points to get things working again after the internet connection drops and laptops report 'No internet connection'. I don't know if it is caused by an incorrect setup, or cheap hardware. All hardware is TP Link, of various models.