I just purchased my first wireless router (WRT54GL v1.1 ) and I have been reading through these forums for the last two days trying to catch up to the wireless age. Good stuff in all! I plan on upgrading the firmware to Tomato this weekend based upon some of the forum recommendations (ease of navigation/setup with solid stability compared to the standard firmware). I know that there are strong recommendations for DD-WRT but I think it may be a little more robust that what I need. I recently purchased a two-story house and I need to network two pcs used for online gaming, one upstairs and one downstairs. I also have a Xbox 360 to connect. I have a couple of quick questions that I was hoping some of you with much more wireless experience could chime in on: 1) Should I get a usb adapter or a wireless pci card for the best signal reception? 2) Many forums I have read indicate that you should stick to adapters of the same brand as your wireless router. Should I purchase a Linksys wireless adapter or are there other alternatives that work better? Any specific recommendations? 3) Once I upgrade the firmware, how often do you check for newer versions of it to update it? 4) According to what I read, the wireless signal in a G router is broadcasted in pancake like waves. If the two computers are on different floors, should I keep the router antennas in the 'up' position or adjust them 90 degrees to broadcast upward? Do both antennas need to be in the same position? Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer.