I have my WRT54GC in my first floor of the house, my laptop is on the second floor; I frequently get dropped signals, perhaps once every 10 minutes, thus I can rarely download anything, even though the tray icon always shows excellent signals @ 54MBPS. Am I expecting too much by thinking that my router's signal can reach the second floor? Or is the signal actually very weak? The laptop is roughly 15 feet away from the router, so it should work fine right? In addition, where can I get the extra antenna for the router at the best price? And by how much do you think the effective area will increase by? I bought my router on black friday for US$20, so I guess I got what I paid for... Thanks guys!