I am moving into a 4 bedroom two-story unit. It’s roughly 2,200 sq ft.
I want absolute max throughput possible to be achieved in all focal points. We’re all in internet related industries. Between gaming and web-development latency and throughput are major factors for us.
Here’s our main focal points:
1) Garage (office). downstairs
2) Each bedroom x4. upstairs
3) Living room. downstairs
The fastest line we can get is Comcast 50mbdown/5up (Wideband).
I am looking for the best way to achieve wireless and wired performance for our setup.
Our gaming computers may be in our bedroom, and we also may bring it down to the office every now and then for “LAN” sessions. Most wireless will be happening downstairs with our laptops, but since we may do LAN sessions then hard wired latency may be important there too.
My concerns: If we do only wireless there would be too much latency for gaming.
I don’t know if placing one D-link DGL 4500 on the top floor would be enough; which I currently own. (http://dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/support/product/dgl-4500-xtreme-n-gaming-router)
As far as I’m aware wireless signals transfer best top down. Would this wireless router be enough on top floor and that’s it?
My second strategy was a combination of wiring and wireless but I’m not sure what’s easiest way to do this?
This is a place we’re renting, so I’m not sure how much leeway we have with wiring, but we’re all pretty competent... if we can’t drill through a wall we can probably “stitch” them across the edges wherever needed.
Thoughts on the optimal way to do this?