I have a simple question for some of you guys who deal with wireless networking on a regular basis:
I live at college as many of you know, and the wireless around here simply sucks, so my apartment mate and I want to get our own wireless router for this year... so I was thinking about picking one up. (I generally use Linksys, as I have had great success with them in the past... so a cheap one of those just to get by and have my own security password).
Question: (Lengthy so stick with me).
The deal is though: After I go back home, I was curious would it be possible to use this router at my house along with the other one we already have?
-In other words: My house is extremely long with a fair amount of walls so by the time you reach the far end of the house you are between 1-2bars (of 5) with 'poor' signal strength and most every device, and sometimes wireless print jobs get lost in the office etc.
-SO would it be possible to run our regular router as it is now, then get a cat-5 "splitter" from 1-to-2 outlet and plug that into the modem, and then with the two ends... plug one into the existing router for one half of my house, then for the other router (this new one i plan on buying), run a 100ish foot cat-5 cable along the baseboards and put the this router with an entirely separate network and password in that section of the house?
-I understand that the bandwidth will be split up between the two etc, so essentially there will be a bottle-neck, but would there be any issue with running the splitter and 2 routers off of 1 modem (any sort of interference?).
-PS: I know there are range extenders and such for wireless networks, but I am asking this since I will be buying a router anyways for college... and it would be nice to have all the office stuff (read: important) on its own network.
Thanks in advance!