I am looking for the best setup to extend WiFi coverage to an (almost) dead area of my house. What I currently have is an ASUS RTN-66U as my main router that supplies both wired connections and WiFi service (it is running a Shibby release). There is a WiFi (almost) dead area in my house that this RTN-66U does not reach well. I am now adding an ASUS RTN-12 router (running Shibby as well) for better WiFi coverage of this dead area. The dead area has a physical ethernet wired connection to the RNT66U. Most devices in that dead area are ethernet connected to a switch, then back to the RTN-66U and do not use WiFi. These, of course, work fine. However, this dead area contains one WiFi printer that loses connection the the RTN-66U frequently and the occasional iPhone that wanders into the area and also loses WiFi. It is for these WiFi devices in the dead area that I want to use the RTN-12 as a secondary access point. I realize the RTN-12 is 2.4GHz only, and is not a gigabit router. But that's fine, it is fast enough for my planned uses. What I have done thus far is hooked the 12 (LAN port) to the 66 (LAN port) via ethernet cable. Both are configured as access points. The physical locations of the 66 and the 12 are as far apart as they can get - each one is at the extreme location on either end of the house. The 66 runs it's 2.4GHz WiFi on channel 6, the 12 runs it on channel 1. DHCP is disabled on the 12. WAN is disabled on the 12. All WiFi security settings and passwords are identical on the 12 and the 66. The 66 is the gateway for the 12, and provides DHCP. The 12 is currently using a different SSID than the 66, for testing. A quick test verifies that I can connect to WiFi from the 12 and access the internet. Now (finally!) my question is about the best SSID to use for the 12. Should I keep it on a different SSID as I have it now for testing, or put it on the same SSID as the 66? I believe it will work either way, but my question is what happens when a client device (a wandering iPhone) moves from an area where the 66 provides the strongest signal to an area where the 12 provides the strongest signal? Is there any kind of hand-off between the two routers so the client automatically gets the stronger signal (obviously this would require the same SSID)? It would be a waste to have the iPhone remain connected to a poor signal when it's been moved physically right next to a better choice. I am not sure if this is a feature of the client, or a feature of the server (the routers). And if it's a feature of the servers, does Tomato/Shibby provide it, or is this a higher end commercial feature that I won't have? As an alternate, I could centrally locate the 12 and use that as the sole access point, shutting off wireless on the 66. Actually, I would only have to shut off the 2.4 on the 66, I could leave the 5.0 on. There is yet another physical ethernet connection to the 66 in the center of the house, which is good, since I don't want a repeater scenario with its inherent decrease in bandwidth. Would this "centralized single AP" be a better setup for "wandering iPhones" than the "split setup with different channels but same SSID" I described above? What suggestions/recommendations would people have for me to finalize/alter the implementation of this WiFi enhancement to my house? Thanks in advance!