Hi to all, I am new to the forum and not a very techy when it comes to setting up a network but trying to learn.
We have a Pepwave MAX Transit router which is picking up internet via 3G Sim cards.
I would like to have hard wired connections form this unit to 4 different Airport expresses and a few other computers around the boat…
1- On the Pepwave which port should I plug my network cable to WAN or LAN? (and why for my own knowledge)
2- The network cable (carrying the internet) from the pepwave will have to be multiplied to share a wired internet connection. Should I use a network switch or another router to share this connection ( The system was using a Fritzbox router which seems to have broken)?
3- From here the four Airport Expresses extend the network through the yacht. I would like to use one network SSID so that you can use the same throughout the boat.
What I have done and noticed.
I plugged into LAN and tried both a second router and a network switch (very cheap model) and from each of these added Airport Expresses each set up with a “new network” named the same way each time.
I noticed that with Speed test from the pepwaves internet I get 94.40 Mbps download speed
and at the airport express networks i only get 13.25 Mbps.
I have lost a lot of speed somewhere and I am trying to find out how to avoid this… or if it is unavoidable.
Thank you for any imput!