Have: 2 routers connected, 1 router not connected anymore (removed and on the shelf, working but "G" so it was replaced with a newer "N" model). Also have 2 PC's and BlueRay with "Net Aps" cabled to Belkin, and Laptop usually connected wirelessly, sometimes wired.
Let's call them Belkin (wired), which is what the DSL modem is connected to and is also then cabled to the newer faster "N" router with dual antennae, which provides better wireless and even more ports (some empty).
Want: even better wireless coverage, especially for the phones, which are not particularly "smart" phones but do give me "Hotspot at Home" connections for only $10 per month for the two, and allow me lots of free phone minutes from home for two phones.
Question1: To get better wireless coverage is there a way to wire up (or better, wirelessly hook up) the shelved "G" router to the "N" router, and locate the "G" near the other end of the house) to get better total coverage?. If not, must I buy an "Access Point" for this? And would I then want to buy an "N" Access Pt?
Question2: I have other installations where I want to give multiple buildings (apartment houses) hotspot connections for the internet using cable modem and "N" router. Is there a manual or online source of installation for those installations? So far we are using a laptop to get the current range outdoors only, and we get some coverage for all buildings, but not likely from inside of the most distant ones. To improve on that do I need to install some kind of repeater system, and would this be "N" router, wireless to one or more access points, which are then supporting additional access points to get coverage into the units inside the buildings? I don't need perfection, but I do want the best I can get for about $1,000 or less.