Looking for ways to increase my wifi range, maybe with a directional antenna

I need to make make my wifi, set up on the ground floor, reach the basement. One of the options is getting a wifi repeater, another to get a wifi booster. I tried wifi repeater before and it worked for me for somewhile. But since my router (Netgear WGR 614 v6) does not support WDS , it stopped working after I tweaked a few things. So now I don’t want to spend more money and try out some cheaper way.

One inexpensive option is to use a directional antenna, like cantenna or a parabolic reflector.But maybe a directional wouldn’t work for me as I am going to have a hard time finding a vent, from where to direct it to my router.

But I am still hoping it works out for me and I’ll keep you all posted

Reload All! is now a public addon after Mozilla AMO review!

Reload All! is no longer in the addons.mozilla.org (AMO) Sandbox and is now approved for use by public.

I submitted it to Mozilla AMO for public nomination. And after a week long wait, I gotĀ  a mail from them in which they said they have accepted its current version.

I plan to make some further changes to this plugin.

I am planning to add configurable shortcut keys, as I mentioned in the previous mail. And I’ll move theĀ  Context Menu Item for choosing the selection tool from the navigation area to the tab area.