Right so a friend's family has asked me to help pick out a wireless router for their new house. I normally uses linksys (I've never had a problem with them) but, I thought I would ask for some input from you guys. Anyways bout the house. Its a 1880's farmhouse, with a converted barn (bedrooms and such) near the house (connected to the house through a small bathroom). The house is a decent sized 2 floor with a basement maine farm house (most likely plaster and slat board walls). I know there are no external brick or cement walls, but I do no know if there could be lead paint lurking in the walls somewhere. Anyways they are looking for something that will cover all of the house and all of the barn if possible as well as the back deck of the house and parts of the back yard maybe even down to the lake would be nice . . . so basically I am looking for a simple router to setup (until I visit the new house in maine there will be no one who really understands all the encryption and such), but the prime concern here is the range, the bigger the better and stronger signal and it needs to be able to support B as well as G (but I am almost positive that all G are backwards compatible to B). Price is a bit of an issue as well,but performance costs and they are going to need performance . . . . so anything fancy that won't really help they don't need no idea if MIMO will help at all with these machines or not, I haven't researched it. Anyways, I have told them that whatever router they get, they should take the two laptops they have there (a powerbook and a dell, both g cards) and plug in the router in different areas and walk around and test the signal where they will want to use the computers the most. Before they get the internet connection installed (either DSL or cable they haven't decided yet and I have already but in my 2 cent on that issue.) Thanks guys.