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I need to extend my signal on my router. It is not going as far as I need. The place where I need it has an Ethernet port in the room but I would need to be able to wire from the piece of equipment that I decide to use there. It would probably best be a router unless an access point can have ports to hook up to additional equipment in the room that I already use. I know it is best to stay with the same brand and my router is NETGEAR DGN3500. Can anyone tell me what they would use? Thanks.
    
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You can just use another wireless router. You'd have to do the following steps:
  • Set a static IP on Router 2 outside of DHCP pool range of Router 1 but in the same subnet.
  • Disable DHCP on Router 2
  • Set up wireless AP settings with same SSID/Security on Router 2 but choose another channel than Router 1 (1,6,or 11).
  • Connect devices together using LAN ports

This would allow the other LAN ports on Router 2 to connect to the network as well as establish another AP on your SSID (turning a BSSID into an ESSID effectively). Your wireless clients will autonegotiate with which ever AP has the stronger signal. Being on different channels will keep the APs from interfering with each other.
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Someone told me to get a switch and then hook an access point up to it. I may look into that also.
    
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Originally Posted by ingeborgdot View Post

Someone told me to get a switch and then hook an access point up to it. I may look into that also.

That's viable as well although you'll likely be paying more for multiple devices when a wireless router already has these integrated. If you needed more than 3 extra LAN ports it may be a better solution, though.
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I don't need more than 2 extra ports.
    
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Would something like this work? I would not even need a switch.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127256
    
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