|I was wondering if either method would appear to each machine as a single connection and they would just use the better signal or if I have to have it as a separate pair of 'signals' with different network labels and chose the better signal as appropriate. |
Most, if not all, wifi capable equipment will automatically shift to the strongest available signal. So if it were me, and this is how I've done it in my home, I would use the same SSID and encryption key on all wireless devices in your house.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.