WHAT I HAVE - I currently have, don't laugh, an old Wireless B router in my home office. I've never upgraded the router because I haven't used it wirelessly in ages.
WHAT I WILL HAVE - I'm converting my shed into an office so will have the PC there. It's between 60 to 80 feet from my current office. In the shed (or my new office), I'll have two PCs and a NAS for backup. I need these two PCs on a network with Internet access AND I'll need to make sure my wife and visitors can connect to the Internet from within the house on their laptops, iPads, etc.
WHAT MY PLAN IS - Current plan is to leave the modem where it is in the current office, upgrade the router to the Linksys E4200, install the Linksys WET610n wireless adapter in the shed and connect it to an eight port GB switch. The PCs and NAS would all be wired into the switch from within the shed and the switch, in turn, will pass Internet access to my PCs via the wireless adapter that's wired into the switch itself and the wireless router from within my house. The wireless router will broadcast a signal specifically for my PCs in the shed and another signal will be used for my wife and our visitors. The only thing I wonder about here is the speed of the Internet connection for the two PCs in my shed. If they both get Internet from a wired switch, they'll both be trying to get information to and from the router from the same adapter and I'm worried that might slow me down. D'ya think both PCs could stream video (hypathetically) at the same time from the same adapter without any hickups?
ANOTHER OPTION - I also thought about bypassing the adapter and switch by simply installing smaller wireless adapters on each of the two PCs but I want traffic between them to be quick and I'm not sure at this point how well that wireless n signal will be in the shed as it comes from inside my house. If I needed to pass large amounts of data between the two PCs in the shed, I'd be sending the data wirelessly to and from my house and I'm not sure how we'll I'm going to trust the connectivity of the router from this distance. Also, I'd have to plug my NAS inside the house but I'd rather have all of my gear in my office where I can see and monitor it physically. On a side note, I don't actually own the NAS yet. I was thinking of getting this for backups but they are quite expensive. I am a photographer and have a LOT of data. Still working out my backup situation so let's not let that get in the way of the network design. I can get around the network for backups in other ways.
YOUR SUGGESTIONS - Well, now I'm wondering what you all think of this plan. Do any of you have any other suggestions?
Can't wait to hear what you all have to say.
Edited by busypcguy, 08 May 2011 - 10:41 PM.