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Wireless access point with ethernet ports

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I have a wep wireless Network nearby which I use the laptop to connect to however, the signal is very weak unless in a certain room

I wish to place a wireless access point in the room with the strongest signal and use my laptops/iPhones for Internet anywhere in the house

I also have an ip phone which requires an Ethernet connection
Do wireless access points have Ethernet ports for connecting devices??

If these don't exist, I do have a netgear router at my disposal (non Adsl)

What access point should I buy?
Please recommend a few if possible
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First of all the best place to place the wireless router is in the center point of the flat, house.

Wireless hardly passes through concrete walls.

Wireless routers usually have 4 ports ethernet and can be configured as an extension.

if you want to use 2 Wifi Routers you can do as such.

Internet: DSL/WLAN -> Wifi 1 (AP) ~~~ Wifi 2 (Connect to AP wifi)->Ethernet Ports -> Device/Switch.

Commented:
That really depends on the brand/model of your access point.
Some access-points allow you to connect external antennae - this can amplify the signal and give you a much better range. I normally try this first because it is much cheaper than buying another AP, but it depends on the distance etc. etc.

If you already have a second access-point that doesn't have an in-built switch, then you can plug a switch into the access point to connect additional devices.
I have found the latest 802.11n routers pretty amazing.
The belkin N+ wireless router that I use generates a pretty strong signal reaching every part of my detached house + the pensioner neighbour who surfs via my broadband link. It also has 4 ethernet ports.
websssCEO

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Commented:
Thanks all

A lot of talk of wireless ROUTERS
Are you saying I can configure my WNR854T wireless N ROUTER to connect to this WEP network?

Just to clarify, I dont have an access point yet, only the router.

Essentially, I just need to amplify the signal, and also be able to use my IP Phone via Ethernet

I dont think anyone has actually answered my question yet.
please correct me if i'm wrong

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websssCEO

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Thanks
The wep router is not within my control so this option won't work
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