I have a ranch home. Cable modem, D Link wireless G router and main PC are on main floor (south end); 2nd pc is in basement (north end, maybe 40 feet away). My signal is not good down there. I'm thinking I want to run some cat 5e down from the wireless router and connect it to another wireless router in the basement to improve the signal. Is my logic reasonable? If so, any suggestions on brands/models? Thanks!
I have security set up on my existing router. When I hardwire to my new router downstairs, and then try to connect to IT from the downstairs PC, it will be the 2nd router's security that my downstairs PC "uses," right?
No issue with both the upstairs and the downstairs router being secured?
Use an Ethernet cable to connect your router to an access point. The AP need not be capable as a DSL modem, so practically any one you can buy will do. If you absolutely cannot run an Ethernet cable, then powerline networking is the second best option to get the network upstairs and can include an AP built into the device.