This question stems from an answer to one of my previous questions. In that answer, Oskar Duveborn says the following:
Most likely there are some open source alternatives perhaps with custom firmware for some cheap consumer access point that can accomplish something similar with a central server - but I haven't researched that.
A central controller unit and a thinner kind of access point with not much logic except for the actual radio in them - connected to the controller by whatever means available - which will coordinate access, configuration, roaming and so forth. You can connect one of these light-weight access points anywhere in the world as long as it can talk to a linked controller - it will (if you want) appear as the same network.
So basically I'm wondering if anyone knows of such a system, or set of components that could make such a system? I've been Google-ing and researching but haven't been able to figure it out yet. Maybe there isn't something that will do it?