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  1. I'm running Verizon Fios at home and need to get better wireless coverage around the house. Preferably I would like to use 1 SSID, so tablets and such could seamlessly transition as someone moves about. I have attempted this by running a Ethernet cable to the top floor (Fios modem/router is in basement) and hooking it to a router which sits next to my home server (TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND). I spoke with the customer service at TP-Link before buying to confirm it would work, they said it would be fine, just turn off DHCP on router2 and set a static IP outside the range of the Fios modem (ex: I did this... it consistently fails after a day or couple days, but does seem to work before failing. So I tried customer service again to work the issue out and the next guy had me use (keeping DHCP on)... This didn't work either, and nothing down stairs could connect to the server or anything upstairs. I've been going at this a while and am at my wits end... so time to reach out for some proper help. OCC never lets me down =) Side note: Should I just get another router that is more suited for functioning as an access point? I know some have the "run as access point" feature that might make solution more simple. If this is the suggestion, is there a particular model anyone suggests?
  2. My house is a split level with the modem in the basement... this results in a pretty awful signal on the top floor. This is a problem since there are multiple devices trying to use the wireless-LAN from there. I tried using an extender, but that didn't work so well, the house is just badly shaped for it to work (plug locations are crap to top it off). So my current idea is to run an ethernet cable from my modem to the office on the top level which has an Ubuntu server I setup for us to store files on. I would be connecting the ethernet cable to a wireless access point. That should enable devices and the server to get a strong wireless signal.. at least as I understand it. Does this all make sense or will I run into a problem somewhere along the way? Just wanna make sure before I go spending the cash for the wireless access point.. Which brings me to the next question, does anyone have an inexpensive model they recommend?
  3. Hi all, I have a wireless PCI adapter in one of the computers in my house, and recently it has started playing up. Sometimes the ping is normal (1<ms) whereas sometimes it fails to respond at all. This makes hosting servers impossible on this system, which is really annoying. Attached is the screenshot of me pinging the computer from another computer on the network. Does anyone know any solutions to this problem? Cheers - Euro
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