I may have to move a wifi router to the middle of my apartment. (Still trying to diagnose the cause of wifi dropouts I've been getting.) If I do end up doing this, I'd have to run about 25 feet of cable. I have a cable modem next to a wifi router (an Apple Airport).
If I do this, I'll have two choices:
- Leave the cable modem where it is, and run cat5 cable to the wifi router, then an equal amount back to the desktop computer.
- Move both the cable modem and the router. I'll only need to run cat5 cable back to the desktop PC, but I'll need to extend my existing coax cable run from the wall by about 15 feet.
Which of these would result in better signal going to and from the router? Is there additional information I can provide that would help to answer this question?