Iâ€™d like some suggestions on ways to boost the signal for my wireless network \nwithout spending a fortune.\nBasic scenario is I need to provide Internet access from a wireless G router \nin a basement to two wireless machines, a non-wireless machine, and a \nnon-wireless IP phone in a basement next door (devices approx 75 feet apart) \nThere is a paved laneway between the two buildings so wired connections are \nnot an option.\nI have this currently working with a Dlink di-524 router at the Internet \nsource that is hooked up at a window facing the second basement. The Second \nbasement has a Linksys WRE54G range expander in window facing the Dlink \ndi-524. The signal between them is fair even with a reflector around the \nantenna on the Dlink router. In the second basement is a wireless laptop, \nand wireless server. The wireless server is bridging the network to provide \nnet access to the IP phone and the non-wireless laptop.\nThe problem is the signal is fairly weak throughout and Iâ€™ve located the \ndevices to get optimal signal performance. A few days ago I had 942kBps \ndownload and 3660kBps upload (asynchronous fiber Internet connection) between \nthe Net, router, and my wireless PCs. Now itâ€™s a lot colder out and \nthereâ€™s more snow on the ground so I think that may be a reason why my \nbandwidth tops at 199kBps download 1534kBps upload. Both windows arenâ€™t that \nhigh above ground level. My range expander is just outside and slightly \nhigher than the window (itâ€™s covered by a deck and wonâ€™t come in contact with \nsnow)\nI also managed to snap the antenna off the Linksys card in my server so I \nwill be returning that and purchasing a new card. I may return the range \nexpander at the same time because itâ€™s not that helpful either.\nIn case youâ€™re wondering, no Iâ€™m not stealing somebodyâ€™s Internet. These are \nboth work locations. One has a fiber uplink, and the second Iâ€™d rather just \nset up to tap into the fiber as well.\nMy question is what would you recommend in this situation for devices to buy \nto provide a strong signal between two basements?\nOr should I stick with the same setup but use better/stronger equipment? \nAny suggestions?