Many use routers configured as WAPs (see post 17 in our forum sticky) and that is not "special" hardware. BTDT, works great.
The apartment complex that I've moved into has Verizon FIOS and as such comes with the ordinary router they give you. Obviously it is only going to be sufficient for a small home or a couple apartments not a full building. It is a rather small complex. The lot cant be more than 200 feet across either way. As such a range booster or perhaps just a different router should reach all of the apartments easily if you get a good one. So i was wondering if you suggest hooking up a range booster or just routing the FIOS through another router since this one seems built made for it, hence why I was leaning towards a booster at first. Some of the ones that have caught my eye are the Hawking HSB1 booster, the Belkin Pre-N router, and the SMC SMCWGBR14-N Barricuda N Router. Two are routers and one is a booster apparently. I was wondering which would be my best option for making the FIOS easy to pick up throughout the complex and not requiring any special hardware from the end user. I know two of those are N routers, but I believe that is suppose to be backwards compatible with b/g. Let me know what you suggest for the situation, thanks!