A friend has a wireless setup at his house and where the signal reaches it works OK. Unfortunately one of the places it does not work is upstairs (big house, thick walls). He has already tried wireless extenders downstairs but they still do not reach all part of the upstairs. So he is now looking at adding a Wireless access point upstairs (he has a working Ethernet socket which is fairly central to the building upstairs).
Now I know from the point of view of wireless extenders they sit on the outer reaches of an existing wireless network, picks up the signal of the existing wireless network and then retransmit the signal thus extending the wireless networks reach. But if he use's a Wireless access point upstairs getting its network signal via the ethernet socket, can he use the same wireless SSID etc thus making the AP act as an extender or does he have to setup a new wireless network for the upstairs. If he has to setup a new wireless network upstairs will he be able to wander around the house with his tablet\phone and swap between the two wireless networks in the house or will he have to drop one and connect to the other manually or can this be made to happen automatically?
Edited by xendistar, 04 January 2014 - 12:34 PM.