Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:32 PM
I understand, the only way I have gotten this to work is if you set the router ip of the router you want to use to boost your range to within the range of the main router.
So if your upstairs router is 10.0.0.1 and assigns ip's 10.0.0.100 through 10.0.0.200 just give it an ip you remember that is in that range (10.0.0.150 or something).
Then you have to turn everything off in the access point router. Specifically dhcp, nat firewall, basically turn it into a wireless switch of sorts. The ssid can be anything and I am not sure if it will work with a password or not, you'll have to play with it.
It is doable but really tedious, good luck and keep me posted if you have problems. Do some google searches for bridging mode and using routers as access points. There is a lot of info on it but it is hard to get through all the techno jargon. (Very dry reading).
I hope it works for you.