I have been talked into getting the bt home hub(please dont laugh) the wireless signal is very weak once i move out of my living room is it possible to connect my other router and use it as an access point or am i totally of the mark can anyone advise me please.
It can be a bit 'Trial & Error' finding the best place to put the wireless hub, and to a certain extent the remote station aerial(s). There are no hard & fast rules; each installation is different.
As Jan Cyrka has suggested, changing channel may help too.
In general, the hub should be as high as possible & away from large lumps of steel such as radiators; these can mask the signals. The same is true for the remote stations; of course that can be a problem if your remote unit's plugged into something like a PCMICA card on a laptop! Having said that, even moving such a laptop just a few inches may help.
Remember too that the radio signals are low power microwaves, and are attenuated by obstructions such as thick walls. Quoted distances are generally only valid if there is nothing between the hub & receiving station.
For what it's worth, until a couple of weeks ago when I upgraded my system I was using my original wired ADSL connection to one computer, then routing via an Ethernet cable to a wireless router for my home's network. It worked well, but the downside was that obviously the computer with the wired Internet connection had to be running in order for other machines to have Net access.
Jan Cyrka & g0slp Thanks for your advice but your not gonna believe it but after doing the little tweaks you suggested it has improved so much my friend in the next street has found my network just so glad ive got 128 bit encryption i learned more from both your replies in 5 minutes than 3 hours with BT