Residential Client has Netgear Rangemax Wireless-N Gigabit Router in Basement AV/Data room & OnQ B/G-wireless WAP on 2nd floor (there is a main floor) (WAP is actually ASUS WL500g).
Both wireless devices have the same SSID; use channel (6); Same Authentication (WPA-PSK); Same Encryption (TKIP); same paraphrase.
Netgear router LAN ip address is 192.168.2.1; WAP is 192.168.2.2.
Netgear has modes of 54; 145; or 300Mbps. OnQ has 1; 2; 5.5; 6; 9; 11; 12; 18; 24; 36; 48; 54Mbps.
Netgear Preamble Mode - Auto; Long; or Short; OnQ Preamble Mode - Auto; Long; or Short.
My Question is - should these two units work together? If so what is the recommended settings for both units? Is the difference between Mbps capability such that I have to 'down-mode' the Netgear to 54Mbps in order for the client and her family to walk from one floor to another and not lose connectivity as they transition from one router to another?