Greetings, learned ones of this esteemed forum .
I’ve just extended my home and it’s now too big to run all my devices from one centrally-located wifi router. So I’ve installed two ethernet links running to different parts of the building with the aim of connecting my Atom and two MuSos and, eventually, improving the wifi coverage throughout.
Being out in the sticks, I rely on a fairly basic 4G wifi router supplied by the mobile carrier EE. That sits in my listening room/home office upstairs. It has two LAN outputs, one of which is currently plugged into the Atom, the other feeding one of the ethernet links that runs from there to the kitchen/dining room at the other end of the house.
In the dining room I’ve plugged in a simple TP Link wireless router I had lying around and that provides WiFi for the room as well as feeding the MuSo via ethernet from one its LAN ports.
So far, so good. The MuSo is much happier, no longer dropping its connection sporadically as was its prone to do on a weakish WiFi signal. That part of house also benefits from having strong WiFi again.
But what can I do to improve things further? The obvious weakness is that when you move from one end of the house to the other with mobile devices you have to manually select the stronger WiFi signal, which is a minor irritant. Also, with the Naim gear, I can see both the Atom and the MuSo on my iPhone when i’m on the Dining Room WiFi but upstairs I only get the Atom.
On top of that, I’ll soon finish decorating the living room downstairs where there’s a second ethernet port from which I plan to run the other MuSo, the TV and a NAS to feed the whole network as well WiFI for that area too. (I have another old multi -port WiFi router available to do that if required)
So how do I join it all it up most effectively so all three Naim devices can stream from the NAS and use the multi-room functionality built in and whole house benefits from extended WiFi coverage without us having to hop between three SSIDs?
I’m using both LAN ports on the 4G router , as I say, so I’m guessing i’ll need at least to add a switch at that end to feed the living room too? And what are my options on solving the ‘three WiFis’ issue?
So far apart from the price of 60m of ethernet cable and its installation this has cost me £0 - so I don’t mind spending a bit more to optimise the whole set up.
All sensible suggestions welcome.