Boosting Reception of Distant Wi-Fi Hotspot

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?amltZTIwMDA=?=, May 17, 2005.

  1. I live in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland, and there is a free Wi-Fi service
    that the city provides at the Inner Habor area of the city. I live just
    outside of the signal. I can see the network, but I am unable to connect. I
    rent a room and I do not have a Internet service, so I purchased a linksys
    network card for my desktop and a linksys range expander. I can jump on
    unsecured networks, but I would rather use the public Wi-Fi access. I am only
    about a half-mile from being in range of connecting.
    If anyone could give me some ideas as to what I could do to boost this
    signal I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thank you.
    Unwired in Baltimore City
     
    =?Utf-8?B?amltZTIwMDA=?=, May 17, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?amltZTIwMDA=?=

    atec Guest

    jime2000 wrote:
    > I live in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland, and there is a free Wi-Fi service
    > that the city provides at the Inner Habor area of the city. I live just
    > outside of the signal. I can see the network, but I am unable to connect. I
    > rent a room and I do not have a Internet service, so I purchased a linksys
    > network card for my desktop and a linksys range expander. I can jump on
    > unsecured networks, but I would rather use the public Wi-Fi access. I am only
    > about a half-mile from being in range of connecting.
    > If anyone could give me some ideas as to what I could do to boost this
    > signal I would greatly appreciate it.
    > Thank you.
    > Unwired in Baltimore City

    Gain directional antenna
     
    atec, May 17, 2005
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  3. I found several high gain antennas that would probably do the trick, one
    being the Cantanna. What do I need to plug the antenna into? Will a wireless
    router work even though I don't have cable, dsl, etc.
    -- thank you

    "atec" wrote:

    > jime2000 wrote:
    > > I live in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland, and there is a free Wi-Fi service
    > > that the city provides at the Inner Habor area of the city. I live just
    > > outside of the signal. I can see the network, but I am unable to connect. I
    > > rent a room and I do not have a Internet service, so I purchased a linksys
    > > network card for my desktop and a linksys range expander. I can jump on
    > > unsecured networks, but I would rather use the public Wi-Fi access. I am only
    > > about a half-mile from being in range of connecting.
    > > If anyone could give me some ideas as to what I could do to boost this
    > > signal I would greatly appreciate it.
    > > Thank you.
    > > Unwired in Baltimore City

    > Gain directional antenna
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?amltZTIwMDA=?=, May 17, 2005
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