The room where I put my wiring closet is soon to belong to our not yet born child so I'm going to need to relocate it, I'm trying to think up different ideas on how to do it. I live on 40 acres of hilly mostly wooded land. My internet access is from a wireless provider. I actually have two buildings networked- my house and my barn/workshop which is a steel clad pole barn. I actually have the antenna for our internet access on the barn as it's at a higher elevation and gets better signal, when it was on the house we'd loose internet access every time it would rain. I have 2 shielded cat6 runs and one un-shielded "extra" cable run between the buildings. It's burried 6' under in a conduit we put in when the shop was built. I knew I wouldn't ever be able to run new cable easily so I ran extras. The way it's currently run is kind of goofy but it works. The main router, a stander consumer wifi router is in the house and the wan port is connected to the internet via one of the long underground cable runs, the second run goes back to the barn and plugs into a gigabit switch which is linked up to a consumer router reconfigured as an access point. I have that router hooked up to a big antenna outside the barn with hopes of getting wifi coverage across most of the horse pasture. It sort of works but not as well as I'd like. It needs line of sight and for some reason my iphone will only connect to it when I'm close although once connected it reaches about 500' and works unless disconnected. Everything in the house is just hooked up via the consumer router. I could use more ports to have more stuff on dedicated wired gigabit.... I have a NAS, a Printer, my main desktop, and the link back to the barn filling the wired ports in the house. I think the consumer router is getting old, having to reset it more and more often these days and it keeps dropping wifi connections. So, here's what I'm thinking. What I need is to get a good gigabit wired router that will do the basic functions of a consumer NAT router and a couple of access points- maybe ubiquiti unifis. Install the wired router in the barn, replacing it's gigabit switch. Then relocate the 8-port gigabit switch to the house and stick a wireless AP in the house, maybe an extra one or two up in the shop as the metal building blocks the signal on certain sides of the building. What I need is a simple reliable WIRED not wireless commercial grade router that isn't thousands of doll hairs. Could do this with a consumer NAT router again but I don't really want to, I want stuff that works reliably. Cool factor aside one of the reasons I try to have wifi everywhere is our only phone service is through wifi- no cell signal at home so if there's ever an accident it's the only lifeline. The internet really is our only connection to the outside world without driving a mile up the road where there's cell signal. Thoughts?