I recently moved and the router and modem our on the first floor.
However, there is no way for me to run cable upstairs where my PC and everything are. I have wireless access but rather than purchase a wireless adapter for my PC, I would like to figure out a way to set up a router upstairs that picks up the downstairs signal so I could use cables upstairs to route the connection to my PC and my gaming system.
I figured the way would be to set up a router as an access point using the same ESSID and password as the main router, but all of the set-up guides I've read state that for this to work a cable must be connected directly from the second router to the original router in order for this to work.
Anything I could do? No way to connect to the primary router's wireless network with the second one and have it broadcast the same ESSID so I could have a wireless router upstairs as well?