So we ...I mean my grandparents just got gigabyte fios installed in their house. the contract gives them free router rental for 3 years but with the idea that they will use their own.
Devices are a bunch of phones, tablets, streaming stuff, switch and upstairs is a gaming PC but with an 8 year old this could in theory expand to other PCs
The house is a 2 story concrete outerwall, inner wood framing. current wifi is mostly ok but we definitely have dead spots in the rooms on the opposite side of the house and outside.
The system comes into the garage. I need to snake an ethernet line to the attic but I thought ahead when we did some upstairs rooms and had some 5e line run through the walls into the attic. I have some ductwork to 'easily' get to the attic from the basement.
will eventually run an outlet to the living room but priorities.
So a couple of questions.
Since it is prime day what is a good router to look for? With the deadspots could I just plug an ethernet line into one of the wireless mesh systems?
In terms of security etc. what should I be doing in terms of setting these things up? I know nothing about networks etc.
babysteps are good.