I went ahead an purchased a Linksys WET54G Wireless G Bridge as recommended by others on this forum.
It works!!!!!!!!!!!! After 4.5 hours of flower.
I am sitting in my living room listening to my WMA Lossless encoded music and no, absolutely no, rebuffering. I even had the micro-wave going for 3 minutes and it had no affect.
It was a royal pain in the ass to get configured. I spent 2.5 hours with one lady from Linksys and she was clueless, and couldn't speak english but she tried her best and then eventually disconnected me. The second person help me get it configured. I think there were 3 issues, 1 - i have a vonage router which has DHCP server and a second wireless G router, so the gateway was the wireless G router, 2 - do NOT use DHCP on a wireless G bridge, use a static IP and 3. flower Media Connect 2.0 doesn't seem to recongize a MAC address that once existed as a different IP address. You need to wait 30 minutes, reboot the server, type a question to Roku forum, hit send, reboot again, have the roku server receive the question, and flip the imaginary bit on the box on the moon, and then magically the XP Home server will recognize the M1000 device again. Sure seems like magic to me.
But in any case, it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you grommet!!
I have gone from a $200 device that my wife snickered about to a $300 device that at least works. Sure wish Soundbridge worked with Wireless G out of the box.