I know this is not strictly wireless, but powerline adapters are alternatives to wireless for home networking.
I am buying an older large house. I am pretty sure that my single WRT54G will not cover this space reliably. Further, the house is not cat5 wired and I really do not want to do that. Buying range extenders seemed like a hit or miss affair and expensive from what I have read.
So I was thinking of using powerline adapters to network the house and adding access points in selected large spaces, such as the family room, upstairs or garage.
The question is whether this is a sound plan or not. I have had no experience with powerline adapters. Googling around also seems to yield limited strong recommendations. There appears to be a "some better than others" flavor of postings and a "make sure the store has a good return policy" flavor.
Surveying the crop of solutions at Fry's seems to yield these front runners base on price, performance and extendability.
Panasonic HD-PLC Netgear HDX101
Any comments on this would be very much appreciated.