Help with Access Point Set Up
Posted on 2009-04-24
I wanted to get some input as to the best way to connect my devices in my house to a network (wired or wireless). I have several media and gaming devices in my family room that currently use my b/g wifi network but i dont think the set up is sufficient due to the lags and lack of quality in streaming content (netflix).
I need to connect a Wii (wifi b/g & ethernet), PS3 (wifi b/g & ethernet), Roku (wifi b/g & ethernet), TiVo Series 2 (ethernet, older usb dongles work - i dont want to go wireless on this device). I thought about running a ethernet wire from the router (on the other side of the house) to a switch and connect all the devices via eithernet.
The wireless signal at my house deteriorates as it passes through the walls being that is is a b/g network it doesnt extend that far. I was looking at maybe grabbing 2 routers that are DD-WRT compatible and making them into access points and using the ports in the back to connect my four devices via ethernet as a solution as well.
Ideally i'm assuming a wifi draft N device may be the best choice, but i cannot find that is A) backwards compatible with b/g networks AND B) is an access point with 4 ports (to connect all my devices to)