Iâ€™d like some suggestions on ways to boost the signal for my wireless network without spending a fortune. Basic scenario is I need to provide Internet access from a wireless G router in a basement to two wireless machines, a non-wireless machine, and a non-wireless IP phone in a basement next door (devices approx 75 feet apart) There is a paved laneway between the two buildings so wired connections are not an option. I have this currently working with a Dlink di-524 router at the Internet source that is hooked up at a window facing the second basement. The Second basement has a Linksys WRE54G range expander in window facing the Dlink di-524. The signal between them is fair even with a reflector around the antenna on the Dlink router. In the second basement is a wireless laptop, and wireless server. The wireless server is bridging the network to provide net access to the IP phone and the non-wireless laptop. The problem is the signal is fairly weak throughout and Iâ€™ve located the devices to get optimal signal performance. A few days ago I had 942kBps download and 3660kBps upload (asynchronous fiber Internet connection) between the Net, router, and my wireless PCs. Now itâ€™s a lot colder out and thereâ€™s more snow on the ground so I think that may be a reason why my bandwidth tops at 199kBps download 1534kBps upload. Both windows arenâ€™t that high above ground level. My range expander is just outside and slightly higher than the window (itâ€™s covered by a deck and wonâ€™t come in contact with snow) I also managed to snap the antenna off the Linksys card in my server so I will be returning that and purchasing a new card. I may return the range expander at the same time because itâ€™s not that helpful either. In case youâ€™re wondering, no Iâ€™m not stealing somebodyâ€™s Internet. These are both work locations. One has a fiber uplink, and the second Iâ€™d rather just set up to tap into the fiber as well. My question is what would you recommend in this situation for devices to buy to provide a strong signal between two basements? Or should I stick with the same setup but use better/stronger equipment? Should I just get a WRT54G router, put third-party firmware on and use it as an expander? Any suggestions?