I am looking into updating my home network and I am a little unsure of whether or not what I was thinking of doing will be possible.
Basically the cable broadband connection comes in downstairs and connects to a wireless router. Upstairs the Wireless signal is not great so I'd like to boost it, but I would also like a wired connection upstairs to plug into my internet TV.
What I thought about doing was to connect the router to a set of Powerline adapters. This will then provide me with a direct wired connection anywhere I want upstairs. Next I thought I would connect this to a wireless access point (with a 4-port switch) next to my TV. This way I can plug my TV directly into the access point but also have another source for WiFi upstairs.
The thing I wasn't sure about was: does the Wireless access point now provide a completely separate WiFi network (i.e. new SSID) with its own security setup or does it some how extend the existing WiFi network?
Also, with this setup will the connection to the internet actually work through all these levels of redirection? Is there anything specific I have to look out for in the hardware I buy to ensure that it will work?