So essentially, my question is this; will having a second router setup (through bridge mode or access point or whatever) be a good solution for gaming? What worries me is that it won't be connected to the modem, so wouldn't there be some delay/dropouts? Some input/help would be appreciated. I'm currently using powerline, but I get like 70 down 100 up connection through that on a 300mbps plan. And there is also some latency issues with it occasionally too. I also tried a wifi extender which solved the speed problems, but introduced random drop outs and packet loss. Would it even be possible to have a second router without a modem even with the bridge mode or access point? The reason I can't plug directly into the router is because it's on a separate floor. All of this is just really confusing. Any help with this would be appreciated.