Router and Extender Solution for Cable internet access

I currently have Brighthouse Cable Company providing Internet assess using the Echo home networking equipment. I asked Brighthouse to come to my house and install an additional access point to extend my WiFi range. The installer could not do it because he needed an additional coax cable connection but I have Direct TV. I am paying $6.00 per month for the router, that’s $72. Anyone have a better suggestion on how to get Wifi all over my house. Looking for a suggestion on Router and Extender paring.
Richard BrownAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
How big is your house?  I have 2 story house with a basement. I put a Cisco RV220W Wireless router in the basement behind an 8 inch support beam and get coverage all over the house.

It would work just as well if I put the router on the main floor.

You do not need COAX to extend your reach. You can run Ethernet from the router (or modem) to a central point and connect up a Wi-Fi router to your network as an integral part of the network.

To connect a Wi-Fi router:

1. Connect a LAN port on the Wi-Fi router to the network.
2. Give the Wi-Fi router a static IP on the network.
3. Turn DHCP OFF on the Wi-Fi router.

Now it is connected to the network .
Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
You can use powerline extenders
Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
I didn't understand the reasoning for "more coax".  As far as I know, the coax will come to the modem and end there.  Adding access points would be on Ethernet cable and not coax.  Just to be clear.

I agree that using powerline extenders could be a good way to go.  It's inexpensive and easy to set up.
These things come in pairs but can be used in odd numbers as well - you just have to buy enough pairs to do what you want.  There are pairs that include an access point in one of the pair.  So, you could use this type to get wireless (usually plus one or two Ethernet ports).  And, if you have units with no wireless you could add a wireless router or access point to one of them using an Ethernet connection.
Challenges in Government Cyber Security

Has cyber security been a challenge in your government organization? Are you looking to improve your government's network security? Learn more about how to improve your government organization's security by viewing our on-demand webinar!

Richard BrownAuthor Commented:
I can't find a Cisco RV220W and the one reference to it I do see on Amazon looks like it cost more than I am willing to spend.

The question that I am asking is there a better solution for me than to pay Bright house $72 per year for a Wireless Router? I would think that I could get a good router that would cover my house which is 3640 Sq Ft and two stories, any suggestions?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
See if you can find a Cisco RV180W as that is essentially as good.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Richard BrownAuthor Commented:
I did find the Cisco RV180W but seems like I might have an issue with my modem.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@rbrown860  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help. By the way, for now or future, the Cisco RV180W is very good as well.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.