What have you connected the "Wireless Access Point" to?
A Wireless Access Point is, as its name suggests, a point of access for Wireless devices into a wired network. If you are trying to use it to get a better connection to the router, it would have to be plugged into one of the router's LAN ports and a cable run towards the back of the house so that the laptop can connect to the new W.A.P. instead of the one built into the router. What you cannot do is to plug it into the laptop's ethernet port and use it in place of a Wireless Network Adapter, because two Wireless Access Points are not going to talk to one another.