Thanks Kilroy, I'm pretty sure I understand your comments.....
So how would you set up my home network? What equipment and what location in the house would you put them?
3000 sq/ft 2 story house, unfinished basement (working on finishing it).
Here is my current setup.
a) DSL line comes in the basement at breaker box area under stairs.
DSL line goes across basement ceiling joist to other side of house, up the wall in behind my main living room TV.
c) DSL input to BELL modem.
d) Modem WAN out to wifi router.
e) #1 Router LAN out to android box, #2 Router LAN out to PS4, #3 Router LAN out to Smart TV (all 3 devices within 5 feet of main living room TV)
f) Have wifi range extender at top of main floor stairs.
The antennas of the wifi router stick out from above the back of the TV. Both modem and router are mounted behind the tv (not in wall).
I'm happy with my wifi range, no problem there.
New setup requires additional LAN;
1 - Office (desktop computer).
2 - Basement Tool Room/Mans Room (android box)
3 - Front living Room smart TV.
I only get one shot at running cables before I finish my basement. Also I hate getting in behind my large TV whenever I have to reset or do something with Modem or Router.
Ideally I would like to run the DSL from under basement stairs into my tool room.
Have a network shelf with whatever equipment I need and all Cat5 cables run from that room up to front living room, office, main living room.
I could do this now but I'm unsure about how I get the wifi router back up in behind the main TV.
I know I can tackle this project, I just need the proper guidance.
How would you do this???
Thanks for everything.