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post #1 of 20
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Hey my neighbors recently got a Linksys router, and its unsecured. The thing is, its pretty far away and my signal is at Very Low. how can i boost this signal?
I tried taking a piece of cardboard, covered it in aluminum foil, and ran a long wire back and forth over it, and tried attaching the other end of the wire to my wireless card. doesnt seem to be working, will this method plain not work... or do i need to like open the card, and put the wire on sumthing inside?
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post #2 of 20
try buying your own internet instead of stealing others.
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post #3 of 20
Anyway, just saw this in bentrinh's sig.
How to: Make a Pringles Can Signal Booster
It should be of some help though I do agree with what phatcars89 said, Get your own Internet!!!
post #4 of 20
Yea, you can get good range with building that pringles can, some hackers were using it on goverment sites. I was going over that stuff in my Cisco class. BTW I 'borrow' my internet also, connected into a T1 so I'm never going to stop.
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post #5 of 20
First of all, even it it looks unsecured like unprotected by WEP or any kind of encryptions, keep in mind it might be blocking MAC Adresses and restricting unknown MAC Adresses. And in this case, if it blocks MAC Adresses, it won't up as unsecured or not encrypted and will make you think you can actually connect to it but you will be blocked so, useless.
And get your own connection.
    
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post #7 of 20
try this one

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post #8 of 20
like pringles but pre built ive got one just never got round to using it yet
    
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post #9 of 20
good one timsvpr. i hate when people use my wireless. slows down my connection so much. then i bust out the lan line cuz of morrons like you breaking the law.
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post #10 of 20
You could use the dish mod to actually "borrow" internet bandwidth from somewhere like McDonald's or something.
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