Router as access point?
My modem/router combo is currently in the basement but I can't move it because the fiber line executes at the modem. Needless to say, my wifi signal isn't the greatest on the second floor of the house. I have a cat6 cable running from the modem to a wall plate on the second floor of the house where I'd like to setup an access point.
My question is how do I get a second router connected to the wall plate on the second floor to broadcast the same wifi network as my modem/router in the basement? Do I simply setup the new router in access point mode with the same network SSIDs and passwords (for 2.4 and 5ghz) as my current modem/router combo in the basement? If I do this, won't there be two sets of my network name broadcasting then? E.g., if my network from the basement modem/router is called "Wifi" and I setup the SSID in the access point as "wifi" won't my devices see two "wifi" SSIDs when I look for available wifi networks? Or will these two SSIDs be consolidated into one by my devices?
Thanks for the help, really new to this.