I live in a house with many plaster walls and want a device that will duplicate the wireless signal sent out of an AP/router to act in tandem with other AP/routers on the same network. From the client perspective, it should be physically equivalent to placing multiple antennas throughout a space. It would by definition use the same SSID and somehow manage the multiple received signals.
I can't seem to find such a device or software feature. Does one exist? There seems to be much ambiguity about the terms "repeater," "range extender," etc. Is there a well-established name for this feature?
Alternately, I don't mind if there are "roaming" handoffs between access points, but they must be forced by the APs rather than waiting for the client to realize that the connection is poor.