Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:01 PM
Sounds like a job.
Here are the things you need to consider.
-- Distance between the Wireless router and the wireless client.
-- obstructions between the wireless router and the clients ( Bricks wall, insulating materials, glass etc. )
-- If by chance its really too far and since your stating multi story setup, I would suggest multiple access points setup in a roaming environment
-- If its only 1 floor you might have to think about repeaters, granted if the wireless router you will be using has a compatible repeater. Please consult the manufacturers - Its been a long time since I was involved in wireless troubleshooting - It was my day job 4 years ago.
-- Antennae persay is does not really help, however if you search you can check out the concepts of parabolic antennas that would focus your signal thereby extending its reach and signal strength.
Hardware tech when I was in college.
1st job was a network support for SOHO
2nd job was lappy tech
3rd Job way out of my league but its nice...