- Oct 29, 2010
You're still making it complicated. Dual band is easy. My routers are all broadcasting 2.4 and 5GHz. He could just buy a few more routers, connect them with cables and have them all providing wifi.No, he's already GOT a router; what he needs is APs (at least/one expects) one per floor. But, as you soon (should!) learn, the devil is in the details: even forgoing the dual-band horse I'm riding , you get good/...less good APs; you have to choose between locally (where mounted) powered (a VERY bad idea) or centrally, hence PoE. And if going PoE, you get to have to choose the right kit there too.
And I haven't even brought up cable or cable-related things yet (which is a geographically-dependant question so may not apply).
I need three routers to give my whole property wifi coverage, and it took no longer than thirty minutes to set up after I'd had the cables professionally laid in place, and half that time was probably spent unboxing.