First time poster, and in need of some help. Up front I must admit that my knowledge with this stuff is very limited. Here is my layout: - 2 story house (built in 1994). - Have Verizon FIOS (triple play package) - Currently using latest router/modem combo from FIOS (Actiontec MI424WR - Red color) 2nd story - Co-ax from my office into FIOS router/modem (I use Ethernet cat-5E to my iMac). Connection speed that we pay for with FIOS is 35/35, when tested it comes back 43/30 on speedtest site, and the range on my laptop via wi-fi is around 15-20/10-15. 1st floor - Wife's office, wi-fi signal is good in this spot. But if she moves to living room area, it goes down to 2-3 bars (and cuts out now and then). We also have our 60'' LCD in living room with apple tv and blu-ray player. Connection can be spotty at times with these, but not terrible. Basement - Panny 3D Plasma, Panny 3D Blu-Ray, and Xbox-360 (with wi-fi connector). I'm most interested in improving this Xbox connection. While it isn't horrible, when I test the connection down in the basement via wi-fi it is substantially lower than in my office (at least 50% lower). So my questions are this (again I don't know much about this stuff)... 1. Should I invest in a better router? This one (http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Dual-Band-Wireless-N-Router-RT-N56U/dp/B0049YQVHE) tested extremely high on this site on both the WAN-LAN throughput & Total Simultaneous Throughput. 2. Should I try and install myself an Ethernet jack from my office to my wifes office? Her office is right below mine, and we have a phone jack that runs directly above/below (can I substitute this, is that even possible)? 3. Instead of a new router, should I just buy an access point to put down in the 1st floor or basement? 4. With FIOS I've got to keep the actiontec in use even if I buy a new router, does anyone have any experience with best practices when it comes to FIOS. 5. Am I missing any other technology that might help me? Or any tips/tricks any of you can provide? I really appreciate all of the help and advice you all give on this site. It is very helpful!