Hello, I am wanting to connect 2 seperate antenna's to my WRT54G v2. One would be an internal "Smoke Detector" antenna in the middle of my home and one would be run to the roof as an external omni or directional (not sure yet). My question is, does the WRT54G use both antennas to both transmit and recieve thus allowing for what I want to do? With that done I want to connect my parents home and my home using a wireless bridge. Finding the WET54G will not pull a wireless signal even 6 inches from my WRT54G I decided to go with Open Source Firmware. The houses are approx 500ft line of sight with your typical trees and houses in the mix. Would I be foolish to think I could run a larger 15 dBi Professional Omni WLAN Antenna to create a wireless network that could be repeated by a single WRT54G? Or should I be thinking 24 dBi Heavy Duty Grid WLAN Directional Antenna to the same antenna on the other end. At that point I would need to connect the bridged WRT54G to an Access Point to rebroadcast the signal through his house. And hopefully could use the built in switch to connect to CAT5 connected LAN devices. What would you guys (and gals) do?