Re: Problem with Placement of Rack, ISP provider, WiFi
That's a lot of kit you've got there! With that much, I would honestly put all the engine works in the basement and keep it there (so put the modem in the basement and run coax) then run cat5 from there up to your office. With regards to getting the laptops to work, I'd honestly look at getting a separate wireless access point.
You may get away with running wifi from the basement, but I wouldn't recommend it - chances are it'll be intermittent and not work particularly well. I also wouldn't really recommend powerline adapters, I haven't heard great things about them. Cat5 takes a bit of effort to install but will be far superior thereafter.
As an aside the basement is a good place for huge racks anyway, especially in winter - the heat will rise up and keep the house warm!
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