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help with wireless connection

by JMOWMOW / February 29, 2008 11:03 PM PST

need some advice here. desktop downstairs gets no unsecured wireless locations. upstairs i can get 2 available but too weak to use. i know others have made connections work w/ antenna and matbe a repeater but i do not know what to choose. i have a wireless pickup plugged into a usb port now and would like to use it to pick up from a repeater/bridge/amplifier. what would be a good set up? yagi/cantenna/hawking and what would it need to connect to so the signal could be sent out to my computer. any suggestions would be helpful. and yes i know $20 gets you going w/ ma bell--but that would be no fun. thanks in advance

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I can't find some details in your post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 12:27 AM PST

You didn't share what internet connection you paid for and what make, model router you installed. Add this to your post.

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help with wireless connection
by JMOWMOW / March 1, 2008 6:07 PM PST

hello. i currently am using dial up and want to piggyback on an unsecured neighbors wireless. so i have no router. i have a realtek rtl8187b wireless 80 plugged into a usb port. i can see the wireless connection but the signal is too weak to use without some sort of boost, bridge or expander. thanks

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Theft of services is against the law
by PudgyOne / March 1, 2008 8:43 PM PST

You should be ashame of yourself. You'll find no help here.


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