Ok heres what you need to do. I know some people would disagree but for what you want to do, home wireless equipment just isn't good enough yet. But I would cable your house, Run Cat5 through the attic for the top floors and you can run it outside for the first floor and the basement, I known this sounds like a big hassle but it really is super easy. I build wireless and wired networks everyday. I have the pleasure of using $5000 access points and $600 dollar wireless antennas. But regular off the shelf wireless equipment is crap. Clean up your wires, organize. At this point in time, I wouldnt reccomend a wireless network for your house. Probably not the answer you wanted, but this advice is coming from experience. You you have any questions about wiring your house you can reply here, e-mail me, pm me . or Yahoo! ICQ, AIM , IRC, Whatever. If anyone else has a conflicting point of view please post.
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