I’m looking to provide decent WiFi coverage through my entire house and the garden, I have 3 floors to cover. Currently I have the balance one on the ground floor near the front of the house at floor level surrounded by brick on all but one side. I know this is not an ideal location but I’m unable to move the unit due to the location of the internet feeds. I also have a draytek AP-800 again located on the ground floor, this one is ceiling mounted and is in the middle of the house. I currently have these 2 units set to have different SSID’s.
My current weak WiFi spots are in the garden at the back of the house and on the top floor. The garden is the worst with frequent signal drop out making it unusable, the top is better and just has slow speed. I’m looking for advice on the following:
What would be the best access point locations to give full coverage? Taking into account I can not move the balance one, I am able to locate AP’s on the ground floor at the front of the house high up, in the middle of the house at any height. One the 1st floor only at the front of the house low down and on the top floor in any position.
What I’d like is seamless switching between AP’s to get the best signal without having to reconfigure devices when moving around. Is this possible with a) a mixture of draytek and peplink AP’s or b) only with peplink only AP’s?
If I need to buy additional AP’s which peplink would be best, I have looked at the AP one, one mini and one 300 but can’t see how the different configurations would affect my setup.
How do I actually configure the access points to work as one seamless WiFi network?