Wireless Access Points Recommendation

I have my old two story house which as walls 3 foot think, upstairs and downstairs, garage and out houses all wired with Cat 5e cabling.

Now I plan to purchase and install about 5 Wireless Access Points to make the entire facility wireless.

I am looking for recommendations on what to purchase.

I am looking for:

1. A good quality solution.
2. Strong Wi-Fi signals
3. I assume I may need devices that will talk to each other/complement each other so that there are no "drops" when moving between points.

In my area best I can get for broadband is just under 15 MB, it comes in over the phone line, and it was supplied with a router which is now considered an older model (ZyXel P-660HW-T1 v3 (ADSL router with a four-port built-in Ethernet switch and IEEE 802.11b/g wireless capability)

After spending money on cat 5 wiring, I now want to get the Wi-Fi end of this done right.

Thanks for you help.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
First, you can put a router or access point anywhere you have Ethernet.

Second, check a wireless router on one floor. How much area does it cover?  Likely the whole floor.

I have single wireless router in my basement behind an 8-inch steel I-beam. I get wireless coverage everywhere in the house (2 stories on top of the basement). So you may not need so many access points.

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While this isn't an AP, it's a router, I have found that the Apple Airport Extremes do an excellent job of connecting and just staying up. I use them in my company for inside access and I have them in my home creating a wireless mesh that gives me wifi everywhere I go in the house. They aren't as cheap as some other brands, but they work better and are more stable than some $300 AP we were using several years ago at our company.
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