Connect Aerohive router to wireless extender?

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Hi all,
Sorry if this is a stupid question but I've been given the opportunity to work from home and given a Aerohive BR100 router to connect to my network phone so I can take customer calls and transfer within my work network as though I was in the office
However, when my new fangled internet, the installers put the router downstairs and my office is upstairs.
If I were to get a wireless extender (Or something else, I don't know what it s called) could I pug the router in to that and then to my phone and achieve the same results. Or, would there be too much drop in speed/signal quality that this would not work?
I'm trying to avoid either A: Running ethernet cables along the walls of my house or B: Contacting my internet company and getting installers to come back out and reinstall the router where it is convenient

Thanks in advance!
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Great idea, possibly you have the wrong product.

Does the domestic WiFi from your new router reach up to your Office?

If so, you can set up a BR-200WP in WiFi Client mode and then plug your network phone into it.  This way your network phone and other wired and wireless devices will be able to reach the internet

Provided your network phone is logged into a Cloud-based PABX, you will be able to transfer calls. 

Alternatively, if your phone server is back at HQ, then you are going to need to securely connect back to Head Office so your phone thinks it is on the trusted work network.  The BR can support this, you will need a L3 VPN gateway at HQ to connect to at the other end.

Here is a picture to illustrate (from Aerohive Help)