I had been using the WRT54G (version 5) router for about 18 months. My wife's laptop access at the very far end of our apartment was very quirky. Dropped signals were a norm (she has a ThinkPad T43). I tried using the "booster" antennas that are sold at Radio Shack for about $10, but it really made no difference. So, I went out to yesterday and bought a WRT300N router (version 1). Updated it to the latest firmware (1.03.6) and put it in AUTO mode. It seems that my wife's reception got even worse! So, I went back and changed the "Radio Band" parameters to the 20Mhz channel, and chose "Standard channel" as 11. It seems to have stabilized the situation. A few questions: 1) Since WRT300N is a "later" chipset router, shouldn't it in theory have a stronger G signal than the WRT54G? 2) What is the best setup (setup parameters) that I can use to make my G signal the strongest possible. I really don't care about the N for now, as none of my computers are using it. 3) Should I have just stuck with WRT54G then? Or are there benefits for me with this WRT300N? Would really love to hear from the "experts". Thank you.