Hello, I recently rented an Actiontec Wifi Extender and have not set it up yet. My first question is do I need to use the Actiontec or can I use a 3rd party network extender? The reason I ask is because I had purchased one before when I lived in an apartment that didn't have Fios. Second, my set up is fairly common in that my Quantum Gateway is setup in my basement office via an ethernet connection to my desktop computer. Like most people who live in a townhouse or similar type house with multiple levels, I lose 20-30mbps upstairs. Thus the reason for getting the extender. My question is on the physical placement of the extender. Should I put it on the main floor between the basement and the upstairs or would putting it upstairs be fine. The second is whether or not I need to do any network setup once I've plugged the extender into the coaxial connection/splitter combo sent by Verizon? They don't send much in the way of directions regarding setup. Any help on these questions would be greatly appreciated.