I've got a main ADSL router (3Com OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless Router) which serves 2 desktop computers wirelessly. The problem is that there is a lot of walls in 'the line of sight' between the PCs and the router.
I'm thinking of extending the range by adding an additional access point to my network, which will be placed at a location closer to the two PCs.
The problem is that i have no idea how to do this, or indeed even what equipment i need to buy!
I have an additional Access Point added to my Network to achieve exactly what you want to do. You simply connect you existing Router to the new Access Point with standard LAN cable then set up to be on a different channel to your existing WiFi Router (chose Channels 1, 6 or 10 as they are far enough apart to not interfere). Use the same encryption key on both the original Router and the new AP - as well as the same SSID name. Your remote PC's will then chose the strongest signal and connect. I use laptops and can 'roam' between the two WiFi points without needing to reconnect.
Hm. Well perhaps I was being naive. I was actually hoping that i could somehow add an additional access point wirelessly. My objective was to put the access point a floor above the router and I don't wanna drill any holes.
But i need my new access point to be on the floor ABOVE the existing router. So I can't just connect my router to my access point through a LAN cable. If i connected the two through a LAN cable, i would need to drill a hole through the ceiling.