Quote Originally Posted by radish View Post
1. They can help in some cases, actually hinder in others. If it were me, I'd put another AP on the other side of the house and run powerline (or real ethernet if possible) between them. That's what I do for upstairs and downstairs in my house.
How well does this work for you? Do you have a Controller, and can you connect through both access points without issue?

I thought my range expander essentially acted as a second AP. Maybe not. Mine uses the same SSID as the primary router (it won't let me do otherwise,) which may be causing some of my problems. I'm tempted to junk my router and range expander and replace it with a draft-N with some beefed up antennas. I'm weary of trying to deal with multiple AP's -- is this an unfounded concern?