Switch before Airpoet Extreme
I currently have the Arris cm820 cable modem connected to a 5th gen Airport extreme. My devices are a Samsung 64f8500, Oppo BDP-105, Roku 3, Ipad, 2 Mac pro's, 2 book pro's, and a couple of smart phones. My media center is downstairs, along with the cable modem and the Airport extreme. I just ran cat6 throughout my house, so I want to only use the wireless for the ipad, mac book pro's, and smart phones. I need to add a switch and also want to move the Airport extreme upstairs, since that is where most of the wireless devices are. Currently when we use the wireless upstairs are speed drops down to about a quarter of what it is downstairs.
So I would like to put the switch right after the cable modem then run from the switch to all of the devices and the airport extreme, but I am not sure if this will work? From what I read, it looks like most people put their switches before the wireless routers?