I need to setup a network, and I guess I need some advice.
Basically, the physical setup is like this:
- Our house has two floors.
- Telephone connection is at 2nd floor.
- No wired connection between 1st and 2nd floor possible (without drilling a big hole or something like that).
Now I want to provide LAN and wireless networking on both floors. My first step was to attach a FritzBox to the telephone connection on 2nd floor, which provides LAN and wireless network connections. This works. So far, so good.
Unfortunately, the wireless signal is not strong enough for 1st floor, and as said before, I can not just use a LAN cable from 2nd to 1st floor. So my idea was to use a powerline adapter (Devolo DLAN) to connect 1st and 2nd floor. This works as well.
Thanks to the DLAN module I now have one ethernet port on 1st floor - but I'd like to have wireless network here as well. And this is where my problem starts …
I'd like to use a Linksys WRT54G router for wireless access on 1st floor, but I don't know how to configure it correctly. Basically, I guess I need it to work in repeater mode (if there is such a thing?).
What's important is that I don't want to have two separate networks, as e.g. we have a network-enabled printer on 2nd floor, and I'd like to use it via ethernet from 1st floor as well.
Any advice on how to configure the Linksys router?