After seeing a few other threads on using powerline adapters, I started thinking (always a dangerous and usually costly function). My U-verse DSL (2Wire "g" gateway comes into my basement. Currently I have my AEBS connected to it. Also in the basement is my TV and aTV3. Being so close to the AEBS, I get really fast response from the aTV. However, upstairs and quite a bit away from the AEBS (not the latest version, no "ac"), I have our laptops and an AE (gen1 "n"; set to join network) to AirPlay music to my stereo. I have been experiencing some iTunes dropouts on the stereo. Data transmission rates on my MBP's are usually 78-100Mbps. So here is where I am going with this: Would I have a better (faster and more reliable) setup, moving my AEBS upstairs (connected to the gateway using a powerline adapter) and moving the AE to the basement (connected to the aTV either by powerline adapter or directly to the gateway)? Seems like the AEBS would be better off supplying my MBP's and stereo and the AE to supply the aTV. Is my logic correct? I understand that powerline adapters can be hit or miss, so no guarantees (but can always return them).