Hey gang! I was wondering if anyone could help me please. My WRT54GL (with dd-wrt if that makes any difference) is on the lower floor of my house, and I have some brick internal walls. Signal reaches most places in the house OK, but there are a couple of dead spots upstairs. From what I understand, higher gain antennas might not make much of a difference in terms of going through the walls. So I was looking at maybe using a wre54g as a signal booster, positioning it near the dead spots I'm trying to reach. My problem is that I use static IP addys for the wireless products in my house (5 laptops) to monitor individual bandwidth use, etc. I understand that the WRE54G uses its own mac address. What I need to know is - do devices connecting through it show at the router (I'm using static IP by assigning MAC addys to IP addresses) as their own MAC addy or the expander's? I guess my other option would be to use another WRT54GL as a repeater, but it's a bit more expensive. Any input (or things I haven't thought of) much appreciated! Craig.