Currently, I have a DSL modem with built in wireless router, provider by the ISP. As the hardware is quite poor, the speed and range of this wireless network is rather limited. There are some wire ethernet connections on the device, but unfortunately, adding cables in my house is not possible.
In order to improve the performance of the network, I thought of the following setup.
A new gigabit, wireless router in my home office. As my desktop computer, network printer, nas... are located in this room, they can all be wired to the router, ensuring optimal speed. This router would also serve as DHCP server.
Mobile devices (smartphone, laptop, ...) can connect to the wireless network provided by this router.
The ISP provided modem/router added as a slave device (DHCP server disabled, fixed IP assigned) to the existing wireless network using a repeater/range extender (e.g. TL-WA830RE from TP-Link, http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=1247&model=TL-WA830RE)
As I'm not completely in to network architectures, I have some questions: - Is it possible to add a DSL modem as a 'client'/slave device in an existing network. - Is a repeater (e.g. TL-WA830RE) the correct hardware needed?