Home Network Routed through Basement

Ok so I just purchased a new house and it has a setup for three wired eithernet jacks in three rooms. The issue I am having is all of this routed through the basement and I dont want to have the orbi router in the basement I would like to hook it up to the eithernet jack in my office for best wi-if coverage. The cable modem (netgear cm 600) is in the basement and I also have a router (TP-LINKs SafeStream Gigabit Broadband VPN Router TL-R600VPN) in the basement to route all the eithernet jacks to. My question is how do configure all that to make one network where all devices talk to each harmoniously? Do i have to have to setup the wired network first and then the wireless network and is there any special configurations I need to do?

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Clarification Request

I asked netgear about this and of course they want me to use the Orbi router in the basement and put the satellite in the middle of the house I'm thinking that seriously degrade my signal. I am also thinking about getting a different netgear router but turning off the wifi signal.

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Just a thought,

Leave all the big stuff in the basement, Cable modem/VPN Router, and move the Orbi into the office using one of the three ethernet jacks in there.

Make sure that the Orbi is the only wireless source on the network and turn OFF any DHCP capability that it has. (by source I mean something that all the other wireless devices, phone/tablet/laptops/etc. connect to)
Turn off any DHCP capability that the VPN Router has so that the only source for IP addresses is the cable modem.
Conversely, you could turn off DHCP in the modem and use the VPN router as the IP address source. It's usually easier to play with the Router than it is the Modem. (your choice)

The Oribi will now act as a WAP and not a router and all the systems will be on the same network as they will all be drawing their IP address from the device in the basement.


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All of your advice worked out perfectly thanks again!

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You're welcome,

always good to hear about a winner.
Thanks for the update


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