I really don’t know how people can live with WiFi as their main connection type. Usually I only use wireless from my laptop, Nintendo Wii and cellphone. We’ve moved house recently, and until I can dig out my RJ45 crimp tool from one of the myriad boxes, drill a hole in the floor, and run some Cat6, I have to use wireless from the main PC. The WiFi connection is just way too flakey to have it as my primary connection. Anecdotal evidence from friends is the same: regular dropouts, trouble reconnecting, random availability.
The upside of the new house is that the crawl-space under the floor is massive. It’s easy to stand up at one end of the house, and the other end is accessible with no more than a crouch. None of this commando-crawling like we had to do at the last place. Also, there are a couple of power points in a workshop under the house, so the current plan is to grab an old cupboard to use as a server/network housing, and stick the ADSL/router gear down there.
I’ve been accepted into the Windows Home Server beta program, so I might just have to build a server box to jam down there too =). I love owning a house again. In my book, home improvement isn’t a 3rd bathroom, it’s coding in the workshop with the network cupboard fans blowing warm air over my knuckles.