Wanting to connect to far away wifi

  Mr_y_presents 21:05 29 Jun 2018
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Hi! I've just moved in across the road from my aunt. She never uses her wifi and says I can use it if I can get a connection. My laptop can sometimes pick it up but it's rare. Her router is next to her front door so it's as close as it can be to me. Is there anything I can get to increase my laptops search range? Some sort of USB adapter? Can't find anything that's very clear! Thanks!

  MJS WARLORD 13:59 30 Jun 2018

Try this , delete her details then put the laptop as close as possible to your aunts router , this will lock it with the strongest possible signal. Now go back home and try again. Who is your isp , I am with bt , if you can register your home as a wi fi hot spot you will legally be able to use other peoples set ups that have also got themselves registered as a hot spot. That's the trade off , you use theres and somebody else uses yours. You might even find a stronger signal than your aunts.

  lotvic 20:09 30 Jun 2018

MJS WARLORD, BT hotspot, that's not very secure WiFi. Also the first part of your post sounds a bit dubious and muddled. If he had his own ISP there would be no need to use his aunt's Wifi.

  rdave13 20:47 30 Jun 2018

I'm sure it would be against the Aunt's ISP's terms and conditions to broadcast freely outside of the paying premises, with intent, anyway. So a non-starter for advice.

  mrcalif 20:58 30 Jun 2018

It can be done, however its not a simple and cheap process.

I had the same problem getting my Internet connection to reach my outhouse approximately 65 mtrs away. No way was I going to dig up the ground to run a cable.

  mrcalif 20:59 30 Jun 2018

I'm sure it would be against the Aunt's ISP's terms and conditions to broadcast freely outside of the paying premises.

Who said anything about broadcasting freely?

  rdave13 22:25 30 Jun 2018

Who said anything about broadcasting freely?

What the OP asked was for free internet. What you replied was for extending your own internet connection, on your own property, which you pay for. What's so hard for you to understand the difference huh?

  mrcalif 22:34 30 Jun 2018

What the OP asked was for free internet.

No. The OP has asked to use his Aunt's Wifi which is being paid for by his Aunt who resides across the road.

What's so hard for you to understand the difference huh?

  rdave13 22:39 30 Jun 2018

The difference is the ISP's terms and conditions. Ask the OP to go through the Aunt's ISP's T&C's. Fraud is a criminal offence in this country.

  lotvic 23:00 30 Jun 2018

Mrypresents, doesn't look as if there is a solution for you as aunt's Wifi signal from her router is not strong enough to reach to opposite side of road.

  mrcalif 23:08 30 Jun 2018

The difference is the ISP's terms and conditions. Ask the OP to go through the Aunt's ISP's T&C's. Fraud is a criminal offence in this country.

Fraud. Who's committing a Fraud? The service is being paid for.

I know it can be hard to understand for some.

However I can walk down any street in this country and pick up any number of Home WiFi Signals which are being broadcast beyond their property. If I knew or even hacked their WiFi access key I could quite happily sit outside their house and surf away. T&C or not.

Do you think the ISP's have WiFi Detector Vans going around looking for broadcast signals extending beyond their property boundry. No, I don't think so.

Also just to clear something up, once again you have assumed (incorrectly) that my Outhouse is on my property. No in-fact its on someone else's and I rent it.

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