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Wireless access point help?

A friend of mine recently recommended I get an access point in addition to the router I have.  What access point should I buy?  I have an Apple AirPort acting as my router/access point for about 30 wireless devices in the house.

My plan is to have my router hard wired to my desktop and smart tv, then an access point setup to serve the rest of the devices that use wireless (Nest, Baby monitoring cameras, cell phones, ipads, etc).

When you recommend an access point should I make the Apple AirPort the main router or have the new recommendation be the router and turn the AirPort into the access point?

Thank you.
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It sounds like your friend didn't know the Airport is a very worthy access point? It has LAN ports to hard wire, or you can connect wireless, as you already know.
Do you need to move it so your hard wired devices can reach it with a cable?
I may be missing exactly what  you are trying to do, but the Airport can do what you need, all-in-one.

Maybe some clarification?
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Hi masnrock,

Thank you for your reply.

I am having some issues with devices.  I believe the amount of devices using the same router are causing some drops and flooding of my home network.  It has become sort of a nuisance and I heard from my friend that having an access point might alleviate some of these issues.
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Hi Kent,

I'm so sorry I missed your initial comment.  My bad.

Thanks for asking follow up questions that helps me to clarify my problem.  I will check out those products you're recommending.  Thank you!