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Have an all-in-one modem/router/wifi point; what do I need to add to extend wired/wifi network?

Have an all-in-one modem/router/wifi point; what do I need to add to extend wired/wifi network?

I have an all-in-one Netgear DG834GT on the ground floor of my house, connected to my ADSL line. My desktops and server are connected to it over ethernet, laptops usually over wifi, but sometimes over ethernet for backups etc.

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"Run a single ethernet cable to the upstairs, then put a switch on the end. This will give you 4 (assuming you get a cheap 5 port switch) ports upstairs to do with as you wish. If you then want wifi upstairs you can add a seperate access point hanging off the switch.
You could, if you only want a decent wifi signal upstairs, run a single cat5 upstairs and put a stand alone access point on the end. If you want a cheap, G only access point then I suggest the tp-link wa501g, available from diskdepot for not very much.
Lastly, powerline networking will work through your consumer unit, so the fact it is a seperate ring main shouldn't matter, only if they are seperate meters will it probably not work."