I've got a network, with a shared wireless link, I want to add the links identified by the "+"s. After reading up on spanning tree protocol I'm concerned the shared wireless link could be a problem.
A | (WAP)-- /|\ \ / | \ \ / | \ \ (WAP) (WAP) (WAP) \ | | | (WAP) B+++++C+++++D+++ | ++++E+ (WAP) + | + F++++
I have control over the brand of switch, but not the WAPs. *WAP Info Added:* The WAPs are a combination of Tranzeo TR-5a-Nf and UBiQUiTi NanoStation5; specifically the WAPs at A, E & F are TR-5aNf, and the WAPs at B, C & D are NanoStation5.
The redundant links are standard Cat5E copper and connect as shown by the "+" lines in the diagram.
Any helpful suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated!
Backstory: The current network is the diagram without the "+" links. B,C,D, etc. (there's actually five points) are on a farm spread out over about a 15,000 sqft area with about 1,000' between point A and the closest point and 2,000' between point A and the farthest point. Individual links go down occasionally (equipment blocks them, damaged, etc.) and we're trying to route around failed wireless links automatically.
I don't know all that much about spanning tree, but when I did some research it seemed to indicate that the redundant links had to be on separate ports and in this scenario they will all be connected to the same port on the root hub (A) by virtue of the multi-point wireless network.