Quote: Originally Posted by meebers
My modem/wifi/mta is in one box from the local cable company. On the extreme edges of the house, the wifi signal is weak. How best to extend this range, another AP, a repeater? Can you connect another router to the main router with Ethernet cable and relocate it in the weak area. Having two different SIDs/channels a problem? Most devices will auto change to strongest signal? Or other suggestions.
Installing an A/P is the best way to do this. For most A/P's you would need to run an Ethernet cable from your router to the new A/P's location. Just remember to turn off DHCP on the A/P so that your router is handling DHCP, some have a client or A/P mode switch on the side.
The SSID can be the same if you want to have easier roaming around the house, it will connect to the best signal automatically or you can set up two separate SSID's if you want, works either way.