bubba wrote:Try a power line network adapter? and get an access point for upstairs.
electric is 2 separate boxes upstairs and downstairs (old house, I have no clue why) so power line adapter will still not let me use it downstairs because the wires never intersect.
upstairs already has my E4200 on it which sends out a pretty darn good signal (I am on it in the basement right now with no problems) but I want to hook my NAS and printer up directly downstairs because taking the dvds/blurays i ripped to the NAS and watching them over 2.4ghz wireless would be a horrible experience. 5ghz band is just too weak to sniff more than 4x% downstairs but the 2.4ghz is 98% in bedroom and still around 50% at the furthest distance away so that is when I thought of using the d-link as a repeater, which it wont do, and then about an extender just to get the wired gigabit ports downstairs.
Trying to do it cheaply is the wife yelling about how much we are losing on the house and how much moving has cost so far ;)