New Home Networking Setup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ali1987, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. ali1987


    Nov 2, 2015
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    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to start off by apologizing if my question has been asked on this forum before ... I've been searching for an answer for over 2 weeks now ... and finally decided to post the question.

    New Home Network Setup

    Basic Information;
    House Size: 5000 SqFt
    Floors: 2 + basement
    Main Router: Installed in basement, with 3 direct wire connections and has wireless capabilities
    Connections: 1 x in office on main floor + 1 x in family room on main floor + 1 x in the hall way ceiling on 2nd floor

    I'm planning on buying an Engenius Router (most likely the EAP300) to hard wire on the 2nd floor ceiling.

    For the other 2 connections (on the main floor office and family room) I would like to purchase minimum 1 wireless router and the other one would only be a router (or maybe its called a "switch") without wireless capabilities.

    Query # 1
    I want to have a wireless router on each floor (basement already has the main router with wireless capabilities --- second floor will have the Engenius router) and I would like to set them with the the same SSID (name) . Basically since I will have three wireless routers on each floor ... I want them to have the same name ... so that regardless of whichever floor I'm on .. my devices get the best signal.

    Example: If i'm on the second floor .. I want my device to automatically switch to the 2nd floor router so that I get the best signal .. and now if I go in the basement I would want my device to automatically get the strongest signal from the basement router ... so because I will have three wireless routers ... I should have the best signal everywhere I go ... and I want to name all the wireless networks the same name .. but I would also want them to speak to each other and pass the best signal ,, hopefully I explained that right ...

    Query # 2
    What wireless router do you recommend for either the 2nd floor and for the main floor ... currently I have not purchased anything ... the only 1 wireless I have is in the basement .. provided by my service provides.

    Thanks for reading ... any help is greatly appreciated.
    ali1987, Nov 2, 2015
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