Re: Wirelss that goes through basement?
Yeah, just buy a new, better router. Linksys or D-link are a couple of good ones.
The router really should be mounted up high and towards the middle of the house so the signal spreads throughout the house better. You may have a problem with the signal going through the floor with all the insulation and flooring that might be there.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'