Thinking about using third party router for better signal - some questions
The wifi signal has become increasingly bad in our setup (devices and wifi tv boxes) and I am thinking about moving to my own router to handle everything with a better signal. I am well aware that placement, walls, and so on affect the signal so please do not recommend changing the current location.
I have the 5268AC with the VAP2500. My plan is to hookup a quality third-party router to the gateway in DMZ Plus. In a perfect scenario I could then turn off the wireless on the 5268AC and everything would be handled through the new router. The question that initially comes to mind is :
- The VAP2500 is for our wifi tv boxes. Will this be necessary after my change or not - I am not sure if these are REQUIRED for the tv boxes to connect or they will connect/verify perfectly fine with the new router? If they are required then that kind of defeats one of the main reasons I will be making this change (poor signal strength to some of the wifi boxes) due to this access point.
Can anyone shed some light on the VAP2500 and if it is necessary for the wifi tv boxes or will I have no issues with it connecting to a third-party router setup?