Advice needed on creating a roaming network with airports

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Hi all

I am looking to set up a roaming network for laptops on our site and would like some advice from people regarding a few settings. The current network is a 4 building site connected with fibre / cat6 and we will be using 10 airport extreme base stations to create the roaming wifi network. Each of these will be connected to the current ethernet network.

Am I right in thinking that the following are the correct base station settings.

Wireless Mode - "Create a wireless network" on all stations

Wireless Network Name - all identical.

From what I have read the option to extend a wireless network relates to wireless distribution system, not roaming networks - have I misunderstood this?

Finally apples documentation seems to suggest that the airports need to be downlink from one of the airports ethernet ports. is this correct?

Cheers in advance for any help
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