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Best way to network an external home office to still be accessible from the home?

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We have just built a 4mtr X 4mtr home office at the back of our house. It sits on its own independent of the house approx. 6 meters from the back door of the house.

Currently I have a DSL 4 port router connected in the attic of our two storey house. I have a media server plugged into it in the attic and then I have 2 cables running to a room in the house where I have two windows computers plugged into it. On wifi I currently have an iMac as main machine, 1 macbook pro, 1 macbook air, 1 mac mini, 1 windows laptop, 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, 1 BlackBerry, 1 Android Phone, 1 HTC Flyer, 1 BlackBerry PlayBook, 1 Apple TV, 1 PS3 and 1 XBOX connected to the router for internet.

I would like to set up an Apple Extreme Base Station in the Home Office where the 2 windows machines, iMac and the windows laptop + phones and tablets will be. I would like to be able to set up two network printers in the office also and maybe set up another backup NAS/Server to incorporate everything but should I place the Base station in the attic of the house and run a cable out to a router in the office or should i run a cable from the current DSL router out to the apple base station and run a switch off the base station to connect all of the other devices. I'd prefer to run the iMac and 2 windows machines and server off ethernet as it's faster. The windows laptop is fine to run on wifi.

What is the best solution for the problem I have with a budget of €500 - €600

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