Extending a wireless network in a large home
Posted on 2010-08-25
I am trying to provide wireless access to a large home (at least to the first floor). I recently installed a Linksys e3000 and setup WPA2 encryption. It's hardwired into the network and works fine except it does not cover the full length of the first floor.
How can I extend it so that if you walk from the kitchen area (where the e3000 is) to the living room, with iPad or laptop in hand, it automatically switches to the closest access point(?) without user intervention?
I've heard of 'Bridging', but I don't know if this is what I need. Or do I need a repeater. Or can I just add another hardwired AP and just make it auto connect when in range. (How would a wireless device know when to switch over?) Would the e2000 or e1000 work. The e3000 is kind of expensive ($200).
I need to do this tomorrow, so quick advice would be appreciated.