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Thanks for your replies.

I took the advice of chscag above, and couple of websites that suggested simply repositioning the router/modem to see the effect.

I lifted the router/modem six inches off the desk, and repostioned the antenna which I noticed had drooped sideways (parallel to the desktop).

Those changes seem to have done the trick. The signal is 11mbps and pretty consistent in both upstairs bedrooms on the other side of the house. I know this because the dell always tells you the signal strength when you put the mouse pointer over the connection icon. I haven't figured out how to tell the signal strength on the Macbook Pro. Anyone know how I can tell on the Mac?

So far then, I think I don't need to make any hardware changes. What a relief.
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