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Hey guys,

I've got a little problem and I can't seem to find an easy solution.
Here's the thing, there's this public WiFi hotspot I used to connect to, but due to me moving to another room, I can't get the signal anymore. Now I would very much like to be able to connect to the hotspot again, this way I wouldn't have to use my phone as a modem. Is there any kind of repeater or antenna you would advise me to purchase, and if so why?

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Yes you can buy a repeater from netgear or something.

Best / cheapest solution might be a refurbished Wireless G router that cab repeat..

They go for $30 or $20

I think its best you get your own connection and wire your house.. Wi-fi isnt the way to go.
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Yes you can buy a repeater from netgear or something.

Best / cheapest solution might be a refurbished Wireless G router that cab repeat..

They go for $30 or $20

I think its best you get your own connection and wire your house.. Wi-fi isnt the way to go.
WiFi is just fine for most people, public wifi on the other hand.

OP: You can get a hi-gain adapter for your laptop (assuming you're on a laptop) or make your own. See, cantenna.

http://www.google.com/images?oe=UTF-...iw=888&bih=614
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get a cheap wrt54g preferably older version for 30-50 on ebay. flash with dd-wrt..set to repeater mode...profit

or you can get a higher dbi antenna if you got the external connector for like 10 dollars
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Problem is I don't have any external connector, and yeah I'm on a laptop. So I guess I'll just go and grab a cheap repeater see if that works out. Thanks for the answers
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