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Need some advice for moving my wireless router (and adding another one?)

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Hi guys,

I'll try to explain the current situation:
We have a modem router from our ISP downstairs, with wifi capability but thats way to crappy to use. And we have a cable going from this modem router to a wifi-router downstairs. The thing is, we use most of our wireless devices downstairs so our signal is not optimal, it's okay but I think there is alot of room for improvement.
I used my pro paint skills to make a nice overview:


So what I think would be a better solution is to move the wifi-router downstairs and add a router/switch (which one would be the best?) upstairs. I don't want to move any cables.

The wifi router is a Netgear WNR2000v1 and the modem-router is a Ubee EVW3200.

So my question to you guys is: Is this a good solution or are there better solutions? Also what settings should I use (with DHCP and such in the router and modem)?

I hope you guys can help me.

Thanks!
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A switch is what you're looking for, unless you want another access point on that level for additional coverage.

Most omnidirectional wifi antennas have a limited elevation plane, so you'll notice some deterioration between floors.
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A switch is what you're looking for, unless you want another access point on that level for additional coverage.

Most omnidirectional wifi antennas have a limited elevation plane, so you'll notice some deterioration between floors.
Ok thanks, I still have a switch laying around so i'll try right away. But are there settings I should change for port forwarding or DHCP? I'm currently not planning on adding any hardware to the modem-router except for the wifi router.
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No setting changes needed, it should just be a plug-n-play type of situation. The switch extends your ethernet broadcast domain so everything upstairs will be on the same subnet (and be able to broadcast packets to the DHCP server, etc).
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No setting changes needed, it should just be a plug-n-play type of situation. The switch extends your ethernet broadcast domain so everything upstairs will be on the same subnet (and be able to broadcast packets to the DHCP server, etc).
Ok, thanks! thumb.gif I will try it today!
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