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Oct 29, 2012

I've never been very good with networking, and this is my first post to these forums, but essentially, what I would like to do is build a wireless network throughout my house, and fortunately it is a new build and I have already had hard-wires installed to the first floor and basement, with the primary connection point being my office on the 2nd floor.What do I need to do, hardware wise, to have a single wireless network throughout the house instead of 3 different wireless routers or something like that?

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