I currently have 2 old routers, one of which is used as an access point in my office mainly for my wired computers but also for extending wireless range through my office into the back yard. Since I've been having all kinds of weird networking issues I've decided to replace all this old equipment. I plan to buy Asus AC-1300 gigabit router and a cheaper Asus Rt-N12 N300. Note that currently my internet speed is NOT nearly fast enough to warrant a gigabit router but I'm thinking ahead to when I might need one. Where my internet comes into the house I rarely use wireless devices. Near my office I have wireless printers, ipad, laptop, Firetv, phone. Also the AC-1300 has a usb 3.0 port that I might use with a network drive to store movies and music. It just kind of makes sense that this should be in my office. My question is, since both these routers can be configured as access points would I get any benefit by using the more modern stronger AC-1300 as my main router or would it better serve as the access point? Am I right in thinking using it as the access point rather than the cheaper one would actually extend my wireless range farther into the area I actually need it since it is a stronger router?