I used to live in a school dorm with unencrypted wireless access for students. After connecting, the first time we'd open a browser we'd be taken to a page to authenticate, which would then grant us access to actually use the network. For my sophomore year I have moved to an apartment just across the street from the dorm. From up in my room I no longer see the signal from my laptop, but from the bench just outside my window on my ground below, I can see it and connect. Is there some device I can purchase that might pick up the signal better than an integrated wireless card in a laptop and then allow me to use it? I initially thought of a wireless repeater, but you're supposed to put those halfway between the trouble spot and the broadcast device...would it work at all or as well on the fringe of the trouble spot? Or is there something else I should look into? Thanks a ton for any advice you can give.
Edited by lwt103, 24 May 2010 - 07:05 PM.