Loved that "Long Distance Shootout" article.
Its amazing what a custom antenna can do for distance. Hmmm, I think I'll be posting my 1/4" Wave Guide Ground Plane Antenna tutorial soon (for use with the MR26A), wonder if one can be made for this also. Might be more of a challenge because of the higher frequency.
I also once saw at a Comdex (one before this last recent one) an extender base unit for a Linksys system. Don't know how much or even if it still is available.