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Should I use a router upstairs and an Access Point downstairs

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I am setting up a small building with an Office upstairs and two very small stores downstairs on the main level.   THe office upstairs will have 2 main higher end computers.   THe downstairs will have a computer at each of the counters (one in each of the stores) and a public computer in the store to look up specialty items.   Also in the future the plan is to have a small internet cafe on a small deck right outside one of the stores.  
The building is going to be fed via DSL.   I was planning on having a 4 port wireless Linksys N router upstairs in the main office to run the two computers via network cable off off the N router and running two more cables down to one of the stores underneath the office to run one of the counter computers and a wireless access point for future internet cafe.  DOes this sound correct?  Am I correct in assuming that I would have an access point near the outside wall on the first (main) floor for the future internet cafe and it would be connected to the N router upstairs (2nd floor) in the Main office where the DSL will be coming in?
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by:flopez235
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Setup sounds solid.  One question though, are you using wireless upstairs for anything?

Otherwise, you should be fine with just a wired router and it would cause less congestion when your downstairs AP was up.  Or leave it and have a N network upstairs and a G network downstairs.
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No.   Upstairs can be wired.     So I am going to wire a Linksys G Access Point with POE to the G router upstairs in the main office.
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Just remember that if you add an AP to a router switch port, the upstairs computers and computers connected via the AP will all share the same subnet.  Meaning publc computers will be able to contact your other machines.

You've have to check your router configuration, but I don't think the Linksys router menus have a way to segment a physical port off.  Either use 3rd party software, like DDWRT or Tomato firmware, to get more advanced menus OR get another router so you can a different subnet for your Public machines.

If that is not a big concern, you've got it ready to go.

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I definitely will have to look into another router, since I cannot have public looking at my office computers.   Thanks
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