I have a desktop computer with cable modem broadband access. I bought a notebook computer (Sony Vaio) about two months ago. I wanted to be able to have the cable broadband signal transmitted to my notebook computer so I could use it inside or outside my home without wires. So, I bought the Linksys WAP11 wireless router that uses 802.11b technology, and a SIEMENS PC CARD for the notebook. Spent about $200 for this setup. It works rather well, except for the fact that I lose range very quickly. At approximnetely a distance of 40' (through walls and a 2nd floor) the signal is rather poor. Frankly, I am looking for something that will deliver a STRONGER signal and let me go further distances, like outside. What are my best options? I see there are the 802.11a wireless networks that claim to be higher speed and stronger signal. It promises to be 7 times faster than what I have now. Do any of you have the 802.11[/b]a[/b] products and do they broadcast a much stronger signal and give faster cable access speeds? I have also heard of the home wiring network option where you go through your home electrical outlets. Though it is wired, this method is supposed to be the fastest. If you have solutions.... Anything you could suggest would be helpful. Please mention specific product names and models in your reply. If you know where it can be had at the cheapest rate, please provide a link to a site. Thanks in advance for your help.