My mother owns a campground and I set her up with a WRT54G router last year using normal firmware. I'm not sure about the distance but I know that I can sit and use a laptop out at the Sauna located out back but the signal strength is low. I want to put a device out at the sauna to extend the range to cover the campsites in the surrounding area. What's my best option? I'd like to keep my signal strength boosting to a minimum on the WRT(it's a version 1.0 according to the serial number (CDF0) because stability and life of the hardware is important, but if I need to do it to boost the signal between it and whatever I end up putting in the sauna, fine. I see the WAP54G has a repeater mode, which seems to be just what the WRE54G does, but which is better? I've read about special firmware for the WAP, but also that the WRE antenna might be better? In any case, the WRE54G is $20 more from an online store and almost $40 locally(canadian funds) A second WRT54G seems like a possible option as well(cheapest) according to stuff I've read on this forum, but I have some questions about that too. Will WDS cut down on the range? will the lower throughput be something a person would notice when browsing the web? Also, will WDS pass through wired connections? For example, if I had the WRT54G in the sauna and ran a cat5 cable out to a campsite, could I connect a computer to it and have it all work? or is WDS only for wireless to wireless? Sorry for the long thread. I'm just trying to decide on the smartest purchase.