We have a cluster of workstations and printers in the middle of a space and I would like to avoid running a physical Ethernet cable to them. Several of the printers do not have WiFi capabilities. The distance between our main access point and this "cluster" is approximately 40'.
I would like to create a wireless link from our main WiFi AP (Ruckus) to this cluster of machines and printers. Conceptually, I see this as an AP connected to a switch, then all of the machines and printers connected to the switch. The wireless link would essentially behave exactly like a long wire between our main switch and this new switch located in the cluster.
Sometimes a diagram can help :)
Clearly I'm not experienced with networking so I'm very likely missing an obvious solution. I've read about bridges but I see phrases like "Link two separate networks" but I'm not confident in the exact meaning. Physically separate? If that is the case, it's what I'm after. Or separate like different DHCP, sub-net, etc.?
We're a tiny little business with an even tinier budget. Any SOHO sized solution would be acceptable.