- Server OS: Windows Server 2016 Essentials
- Client OS: Windows 10 Pro
I have a laptop that I would like to wirelessly connect to a local network domain and access the server. The problem is the main router is too far away from the area I need the laptop kept. I've tried using the 5ghz broadcast but it still won't reach. There is another router close enough that is connected to the domain from a switch.
The setup for the secondary modem connection is as follows: ISP modem -> router1 -> switch -> switch ->router2. The 2nd switch has 2 machines connected to it via ethernet cables, and they are both able to access the domain and server as expected. But when I connect to the wireless network from router2, I cannot access the domain.
When I am in range of and connect to router1's wireless network, I can access the domain.
My question is, can I access the domain this way? And if so, what steps do I need to take? If not, what, if any, are my alternatives?