I guess your superior router is the ecxeption to the rule KD... or maybe you live in the bermuda triangle... or maybe aliens from space are amplifying your signal.
The umbrella I spoke of in that last post is stated in most instruction booklets for wireless routers and can be found on just about any wireless networking forum... Here is alink for your reading pleasure:http://www.solwise.c...ingwireless.htmPay particular attention to the section on Antenna Gain!
Every home network install I have ever done (in a 2 story or more house) the router always goes on the the top floor. If i could put it in the attic without it overheating I WOULD.
I haven't found any reason why a wired or wireless router would HAVE to go downstairs, unless maybee the installer was too lazy to move the Modem with the router and the wiring along with it. <------- very common with DSL companies, not Cable companies
The comments above were JOKES KD.... I was not being serious. We are all entitled to our own opinions and this is a forum where "ADVICE" is freely given and the users requesting help, are expected to sift through the bull$&^@.