Okay, the truth is I'm an expat yankee living in Hamburg, Germany. I've had a SMC2804WBR for 18 months and have always had range problems in my house. It's a small row-house but with thich stone construction. For various reasons, the router is mounted on the ceiling in the basement. So, I read about the WRT54G and notice it's 40 bux at BestBuy. So my friend Marty arrives this morning with my new toy...fortunately I have a spare 12volt, 1 amp European power adapter...I'm up and running iin no time. I install Alchemy and boost the power to 250 (251 max). I notice some improvement but still very weak signal all the way upstairs in the guest room (3 stone floors and on an angle). Please advise...what are the ideal settings for this device to maximize range? Also, If I can't do more, is it possible to put my SMC back on the basement ceiling then place the WRT54G somewhere on the second floor as a bridge or range extender? How exactly would I do this?