Hey folks. I've been running with a Linksys WRT54G/L for quite a few years now. It's amazing how many reviews that thing has on Newegg. It's at the top of the list of most reviews. But it's just too problematic and I've been trying to find something different. I've only recently started looking at the Airport models. I didn't think much of them at first. But from what I have seen, I think that they will have an "it just works" approach and not be the complicated mess that most routers are. As far as range, I have never had a problem with the Linksys with my devices. But others in the house have. There's six of us (from ages 6 to 56), so there's probably at least 20 wifi devices between us all from iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, PCs, Macs, Xbox, and a TV. The layout is basement, then main story, then second story. The main story (middle) is where the router is. I'd say it's about 1500 sq. ft. The second story is about 1200 sq. ft. And the apartment style basement is about 800 sq. ft. The place that has the worst pickup is the bedroom in the basement apartment. The router is on the north side of the main level. And that bedroom is on the south side of the basement level, and it's an addition to the house, so it's even farther away. So I have the Linksys set to default output, which is 18dBm. And I found that the max output for the Airport Extreme is 32.5 dBm AND that it has the direct beaming functionality (though I think most of the devices in the house don't have the correct version of 802.11 to use that). So ultimately, my question is, would I be better off in range with the Airport Extreme vs my Linksys? Or even the Express.. I wouldn't mind saving $100, but I didn't think it would work out. Thanks!