Ring.... It's a friend with a wireless problem. His new home wireless installation has very poor range. After a short interrogation, I determine that he has a Leviton structured wiring box for his home network and phone system.
I also determine that he has crammed into the box a Type 110 punchdown block, a mess of wires, an ethernet switch, a DSL modem, and a WRT54GC wireless router. I had a somewhat difficult time explaining that the wireless router isn't going to work inside a metal box and that he'll need either an external antenna, or a router relocation. "The saleman told me it didn't need an antenna, so I figured it would work anywhere". Welcome to life in the slow lane.