I'm setting up a network for my church's new building. The building is quite large but will have at the most no more than 10 active computers at any one time. I'm looking at using about 4 Linksys WRT54GLs for the network there.
It looks to me like I follow these directions for each client: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Access_Point#LAN_Uplink_Through_WAN_Port and just change the router's local IP on each.
I'm pretty sure that I leave the main router in "gateway" mode and switch the other three routers to "router" mode, but I'm not sure.
I'm also not sure on how to actually wire the network. As far as I can tell, you can wire it these ways (correct me if I'm wrong):
Gateway (Office) --- Workgroup Switch --- Router a (Hallway) --- Router b (Hallway) |-- Router c (Gym)
Gateway --- Workgroup Switch --- Router a |-- Router b |-- Router c
I would most likely use the first configuration. The switch is a Linksys EZXS88W.
Finally, what kind of cat5e cable should I use with this, and what kinds of connectors would be best? Frankly, I've never actually cut my own wires. These will be running over celing tiles. How long can each run of cable be?