Hello AVS Forum members!
I might be upgrading from an apartment to a home and need some help planning the home network. The house is pretty long and with the room configuration, the cable modem/router will be at one end on the second floor. I am anticipating issues covering the space with wireless and would like to know if my current plan will work.
The main office area will have the cable modem, an Apple Airport Extreme router, and 2 computers hard wired to the router. I would like to add 2 Airport Expresses to be used as wifi extenders. I also need to hardwire devices somehow to each one of the Airport Expresses.
Can I attach a simple network switch to an Airport Express? Both units will be in rooms that have wired devices.
I'd like to keep things as simple and reliable as possible. I considered picking up multiple routers and flashing them with DD-WRT but I hear they are not as reliable.