If you can run a line upstairs move the wireless router upstairs. That should improve the range of the wireless. If not you can flash DD-WRT to the old router. I did it with a WRT54G Version 3. The you can set it up as an access point or a switch or even still use it as a router. Initially mine was used to provide the XBOX 360 access to the internet. Later just by changing a few setting it was used as a switch. Just search for it and follow the instructions. The instructions are very detailed and it worked well.
Categories: Networking and Remote Access
To all networking gurus... help :)
Right now I have a WRT310N router in my office downstairs. With it I have wireless access pretty much all over the house. My wife is asking me to try and get the signal stronger so she has a signal in our front and back yards so she can use her laptop outside.
I have an old WRT54G V8.1 router sitting in the basement and I've heard that you can use them to extend the wireless signal by setting it up as an access point. I can easily run a ethernet line upstairs to connect it to the WRT310N but don't know how to set them up to talk to each other and have them act like one network. If anyone could help me on that I would really appreciate it.
Also, I have another question... would that be Ok speed wise or would it be better to purchase another wireless N router (either get a better version as the primary or just a basic N router to use upstairs to connect to the WRT310N?
TIA and Cheers,