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Home Computer Network Configuration - Good Idea or No?

I'm upgrading my cable modem / router to a new Motorola MG7700 combo box. My old router is in the basement office, so most of the house gets terrible wifi coverage.

I'd like to put the new modem/wifi router on the main floor of the house, and attach an access point (that has ethernet ports). This WAP would be placed in my basement office. This would give wifi access to a Roku stick on a TV and my work computer, and my home desktop and printer would be connected (via ethernet) to the access point.

Does this seem like a good strategy? This would allow me to have wired and wireless devices in the basement, and have good wifi in the rest of the house. An ethernet cable is not an issue, since there is already one between the main floor and basement now. Or would an extender upstairs, with the new modem in the basement, be easier and just as effective at spreading the wifi signal?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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A central location for your new Motorola MG7700 modem / router combo in your home would be best for good Wifi coverage. Before purchasing a new access point in your basement, run a speed test to see if you really need one. By moving the modem / router combo to the first floor from the basement, your wireless devices and connections should get much better speed test results.

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Nader,

Thanks. I will try that first before I buy the WAP. You probably already saved me a few $$$'s!

T_Van

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