Wow, its been a while since i've been on this site! glad to be back. Alright so i've got 4 early WRT54G routers (2x v1, v2 and a v4) all having DD-WRT running on them from a couple of years ago, i had WDS set up at the in-laws place and just left everything running over there (i used the WDS as a wireless bride for a physical port on a slingbox and the another on a DVD player etc) So i've got them set up with a single router now and took the wrt team back with me and i'm trying to connect a couple locations. --The Layout/Situation-- *I have a garage about 60' from my house with an IP Security camera. I do have an extra conduit run under ground (seperate to the power conduit) and could easily run CAT Cabling out there but for this one camera, The wireless G throughput would easily be enough with the signal i can receive here, The camera i have is a Vivotek IP8332 so it needs a physical plug. *Going from the garage behind the house to a house across the street (distance = ??, a couple hundred feet for sure), i've got another WRT running over there with a Directional Yagi 16db antenna and i am getting 3/5 bars which is effective but i'm curious about how to strengthen this. --Possible Solution ideas-- *One thing i've never really been able to find much on when dealing with directional antennas, if i hook one up, utilizing only 1 of the 2 TNC ports, does leaving the "normal/omni" antenna in there mess up the wireless signal as they are made to work together? **Since there are dual antenna ports, and i do have another Yagi antenna (identical), is it best/necessary to have both directional antennas hooked up on the one client router facing back to my house? **Does it make the most sense to use the second directional antenna at my house so both of these are facing each other directly? *I have been seriously contemplating grabbing a Linksys E4200 router to use as my "Main" WDS router (With DD_WRT) and having the WRT's simply as the client/end routers. That way i can still use this single Wifi connection for clients to connect to instead of having a cheap Netgear N router sitting on the other side of the house for laptops etc, and then a series of WRTs for everything else. *Would the WRT routers be able to benefit from the stronger signal of the E4200? *Money is not a major concern (to an extent obviously) but i do have the resources to purchase other hardware if it makes sense. --Other notes-- I've also got a sonicwall firewall/router with wireless that is strictly acting as that, a firewall. I have a Domain with multiple servers (i host a few websites for friends/small businesses just for kicks), the PDC is also a DHCP server for the addressing, everything is running under a single subnet (10.10.20.x/255.255.255.0) but i am capable/willing to create a seperate subnet for these "remote" (but local) parts of the network. I have a CAT-6 cable running up into an unfinished attic (Not insulated), with open slats on the gable end with a clear line of sight to the neighbors, so i could very easily get the second directional antenna connected and mounted up here. I do plan on having the router sitting up here as the alternative would be very much an eye sore and in an annoying location if on the main level. Any other recommendations? suggested setups? i would love to hear them.