Small hotel, just nine rooms. Plus a small brewery. Currently, we have fibre into the building. a D-Link router pushes the signal to two Apple Airport Extreme base stations. From there it is wireless to hotel guests and brewery customers. AND IT SUCKS. So, i just ordered two of the 600 models for unleashed. Pretty excited. My question is whether i can discard the D-Link router all-together? it seems if my ISP can assign a static IP, then i do not need a router. Can't i feed the fibre to the switch directly and then connect the primary and secondary AP via the switch?
thanks. My thought, as a layperson, is that the overall performance is only as good as its weakest link. and that the router being a residential class product was likely a weak link. Maybe my thinking is way off?
Currently Unleashed APs need to be deployed into a LAN that has a router/default-gateway to the Internet (what Jeronimo said).
As you have fibre to your DLINK and it provides DHCP and a default-gateway for your clients to the Internet now, leaving it in place (as Monnat said) is necessary.
His suggestion to turn off the Wi-Fi on the DLINK means all your wireless clients will go thru the Unleashed APs, that can replace the Apples. That should upgrade/improve perceived performance for your wireless clients.