I've got a wireless network running in my house with a Verizon-supplied router. The computers downstairs all work fine. However, my computer, which is upstairs, has had regular problems connecting with the network. I bought an extender, and for the most part it works fine. But any time we take a power hit, the extender has to be re-set to the wireless modem and re-set to my computer. Which is a pain.
So my question is: can I keep everyone else on the wireless network, but set up a stand-alone wired router for my computer?
assuming here that you have a cable drop upstairs (like the one downstairs where the thick cable goes to the router and the set top box for TV). IF you do, then yep, you can use a separate router.
Get a device called a MoCA adapter and plug the router in to it. Most routers will reset them selves b/c suddenly it'll see the same addresses being used and it'll reconfigure (netgear likes to use 10.0.0.1 as their default for reconfiguring for example).
Here's info on the MoCA:
this is one that I've seen in use by Verizon here in TX (its even branded Verizon).