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post #4 of (permalink) Old 2010-11-21, 11:47 AM
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I have everything wired but appreciate that it isn't always easy or desirable. I see some likely scenarios.
1. Move the wireless router back to the second floor. Use Powerline or CAT5e/6 to the basement. (An unmanaged switch and CAT5e/6 could be used to connect devices in the basement.)
2. Simply repositioning the router location in the basement could improve reception at the far end of the second floor.
3. Switch everything over to wireless-N.
4. Turn off the wireless on the basement modem/router and use CAT5e/6 or Powerline to feed a wireless router/access point on the second floor.

It is desirable to keep everything in the office wired, especially if there are networked devices such as printers.

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