Best Way to Connect Multi-Room Wired Devices to Net in Non-Wired Home
Posted on 2008-11-14
I'm getting ready to move into a new home and I'm in the process of getting cable broadband internet access installed (RoadRunner). The house is two stories and I plan on needing some kind of wired internet connectivity in 2-3 rooms upstairs, and at least one room downstairs. The devices I will have hooked up to the network are wired only (for the most part), so I need a way to network these via ethernet cables in each of the rooms.
I'd like to determine what the best method would be for getting these rooms networked. The main cable connection is probably going to come in one of the rooms upstairs via coax cable w/ attached cable modem and will be hooked up to a LinkSys Wireless G router.
Due to the distance between all of the rooms that need networking, I'm not really sure what the most practical solution would be. I thought about the possibility of using some kind of wireless access points or routers at each location, and then plugging the devices into those. Not sure if that's viable or not, or how it would effect performance.
If anyone could provide a good plan for doing this all relatively easy and inexpensive, I would appreciate it. Mentions of specific hardware that I could use to accomplish this would be very helpful as well. Thanks in advance!