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Just bought a home - advice on networking it

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I just bought a home and I'm trying to network it. Here are some quick details about the home/my setup:

The home is ~2400 sqftThere are two key places were internet speed will be particularly important - the office (2nd floor) and the basement. I'd like wired there.I'd like to cover the whole houseUnfortunately I think routers in just those two locations will not cover the whole house (or will cover it poorly)I'll be using coax cable network for OTA television (just for reference)ISP hasn't come out to install yet, so I don't know where the modem will go (or if I have a choice)Currently own 2 routersThe house has telephone jack cables in almost every roomInternet speed is 50 Mbps, so speeds above that aren't really useful (except obviously that more reliable wired is preferred in two locations listed above)

based on readying some forums posts and articles, here's what I think would be the best setup:

ISP gateway in the office (will provide wired connection to office and wireless coverage to 2nd floor)Powerline adapter from office to basement (will provide wired connection to roku and xbox in basement)Router #1 acting as access point in the basement to cover wireless there2nd powerline adapter from office to kitchenRouter #2 acting as access point in the kitchen to cover the rest of the house

Questions:

1) Is there a way to easily use the telephone lines as Ethernet2) Are there better ways to setup the network?3) Are there ways to save money or improve network speeds that I'm not thinking of?


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