I was just wondering because I had the router on a little table on the other side of a cinder block wall but behind the 40" Samsung LCD and I was having connection problems. I may try putting it on a shelf, but I will have to drag it down from the Garage. It is an old shelving unit that is about 5 ft tall. I originally had the wireless router sitting on top of it. Anyway my daughter already ordered some new gear. AT&T said they were going to install Fiber Optic cable. That should be interesting.