I was hoping to get some advice on how to set up my home network.
the layout of my flat consists of four bedrooms and a living room. So far its been very challenging to get wi-fi signal in the whole house using just one wireless router in the master bedroom. I have tried using powerline aswell but I find it to be unreliable.
My flat is going under renovations right now so I want to use this chance to upgrade/update my home network.
The cable point where the router and modem will be is in the master bedroom. Thus the wi-fi signal from the router doesn't reach most places in the house. Each room will have two ethernet plug points in the wall (which will be connected to the router/switch in the master bedroom via cat6 cables which are pulled through the walls.
Also, would it be better to use the wireless bridges as repeaters/bridges OR as access point. My goal is to have a seamless wi-fi connection throughout the house with so called "roaming" meaning that you can walk from room to room without losing connection. Is this possible?
Thank you for reading, I look forward to hearing your suggestions!
So is it better to use access points as opposed to repeaters to extend the range of my wireless network? I think I am roughly familiar with how both of them work. An access point will connect to the network/lan cable point and create its own wireless network while a repeater will pick up a wireless signal and "repeat" or boost it. If i use access points, do I configure it so that each access point creates a wireless network with the same SSID as the others?
- Also, since I will have quite alot of cables running back to the router + switch, is it advisable to use a patch panel along with my switch to keep things neat or can I just plug everything into a 16/24 switch then connect the switch to the router.