I've been using an Airport Extreme (at times with an Airport Express) for years for the wireless network in my home. But I just had my home wired for Ethernet, as I've got so many devices and demands that are straining the wireless network (or won't play with it at all, in the case of one camera). I still want to preserve a wireless network for my laptops and iPods and other devices, but I have six ethernet connections that need connectivity now. I am using Verizon and have a Westell 6100G modem from them, currently set up in bridge mode (with the Airport Extreme doing the heavy lifting). Because all of the wires, including the incoming telephone, now are in my basement -- and the Airport Extreme can't send sufficient signal even to the first floor from in there -- I was looking at a setup where the Verizon modem and a new router with at least six ports would be located in the basement, and the Airport Extreme is connected to one of the ethernet ports on the first or second floor. In the old days -- you know, six years ago -- I'd have bought a wired router (say the Linksys BEFSR81) with an abundance of ports and installed it after the Verizon modem (which would in bridge mode) with all of the ethernet jacks wired to it. I'd then have the Airport Extreme connected upstairs to provide wireless connectivity. But I can't seem to find many wired, non-wireless routers with 6+ ports. Since I really can't use the wireless on my existing Airport Extreme if it's in the basement with the modem and the ethernet cords, and I need more ports than it offers anyway, I need some other solution. Does anyone have any advice on my best option? I'm not a complete dummy, but I'm clearly no networking wizard, either. Thanks, Jen.