my parents want to be able to connect to the internet (finally) and unfortunately, I cannot afford to run ethernet cables from the basement all the way to their room. Its jus too much of a mess and too time consuming to do so. anyway, my sister is coming home soon from university so shes gonna want her laptop to be connected too.. I thought its a good time to go wireless. I need advice on the following: -what brand of wireless routers to get -brand of wireless cards -how to set it up (placing the router in a good location for good connectivity) -how to secure the connection (I think i have an idea how to do this.. set up the router to accept only the mac address of each computer i wanna connect right?) -how to get optimum performance I would like to keep my computer connected to the router by wire.. i like the reliability since I play online games (also would save me $50) So my budget is around $120-150 Canadian Dollars. So far, I got my eye on the following: -Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router -Linksys Compact Wireless-G Router -Linksys Wireless G PCI Adapter I bought this D-Link Wireless-G Starter Kit yesterday and i set it up properly n got it running but its too unreliable. it kept dropping connections even when the computer is 10 feet away.