Now..the setup Windows machine and powerbook both in the basement. Regular router and wireless AP set up upstairs..the basement recieves flaky to no wireless signal. Theres a cable running from the router down to the basement to hook up the desktop. Currently i need to switch the ethernet cable between desktop and laptop depending on which i want to use...and this isn't working too well. Darn impractical. Soooo...i'm curious as to what wireless routers people would recommend. I was initially drawn to the airport express..but lack of wired lan connection and price kinda turned me off to it. I've heard good things about linksys..but am curious as to what people have experience with..preferably good experience. Also ( i should really know this since i'm doing cisco networking..but obvious things like this can't be covered) - if i have this new router hooked up through the upstairs router..i'd just need to be sure to disable dhcp on the downstairs router neh? Or does that even matter at all. thanks for any help. Oh..and i'm looking for something less than 50 bucks preferrably..or at least in that price range...hence why airport extreme is far too expensive.