I have a "Linksys WRVS4400N wireless N router" that i'm thinking about relocating out of the high traffic area of my home. When I move it with the other networking equipment in the basement, my signal strength drops to inadequate levels in the rooms that I would like to use wireless devices.
I'm thinking about running wires in the walls to an external antenna (like these) mounted high on a wall in the main living area. From my reading, it seems that an external antenna might not work well with a N router, so i'm entertaining the option of switching to a different A/B/G/I access point if need be.
Any advice on designing a working setup to relocate external antennas to a different floor than the AP?
Edit: It seems that the WRVS4400N can operate in B/G mode which is what i'll probably do as its span port and VPN endpoint are nice features. Any ideas if attaching an external antenna to this unit running in B/G mode will work?
Should I expect problems with signal strength to the external antenna if I am to run 20 feet of wiring/cable to the antenna? Is there a certain antenna type/make that I should be using or avoiding?