I've been trying to get along w/this thing for a year now. I struggled w/the usual woes of not being able to connect to my airdisk and got around it by reverting to 7.1.1 firmware. For the most part this is successful. However - for the last 6 months I've been using wireless n 2.4ghz. I just spent 2hrs rearranging my office so that I could possibly use n 5ghz . My house is held together w/ glue and string and aka drywall and wood framing 2x4's yet this POS refuses to connect to my MBP at a mere 40 ft. I am sick and tired of this rubbish and Apple's seeming indifference to so many users' plights. If I have a point it is this: what "plane" does the antenna for the AEBS prefer. My problems always occur downstairs and I'm wondering if the Airport Extreme antenna prefers it's victims on the same level?