I am trying to figure out how to (or if I can) wire a ceiling fan and light so that the fan and light are controlled separately -- and both are controlled from two different sets of switches at two different locations. The room has two doorways and I would like to be able to control the ceiling fan and light individually from a set of switches located near each of the doorways. This would be similar to having a ceiling light controlled by two 3-way switches, with one at each doorway, except that in this case I would like the switch sets to be able to control the ceiling fan and ceiling fan light separately from either doorway.
Here is the existing wiring configuration:
The power/feed goes to the first switch setup at doorway "1" with 12/2 wire; then 12/3 wire goes from there to the switch setup at doorway "2"; then 12/3 wire goes from there up to a ceiling light. In other words, the room is presently wired as a typical 3-way switch setup to a ceiling light, but the wiring going up to the existing ceiling light was prewired with 12/3 wire instead of 12/2 in case we ever wanted to replace the ceiling light with a ceiling fan/light. The ceiling box for the existing light was already installed using a ceiling fan box in case the light was ever changed to a ceiling fan/light fixture.
So, what I would like to do now is change the existing ceiling light to a ceiling fan/light, and change the switch setup at each doorway to be able to control the ceiling fan and ceiling individually from either doorway.
Is there a way to do this using the existing wiring that is now in place (without using any wireless/remote devices)? If so, how would I wire that?