Here's the deal: I live in a house that's divided into apartments. The owner of the house has a standard G router on the top floor and says whoever lives in the house can use it. I live on the bottom floor (2 stories in all + finished basement - where I live). I have little-to-no signal on my laptop built-in wireless.
I can't exactly go into the other apartments and put a range extender in one of them, so that option is out.
So, will getting a good MIMO card (say, the Netgear Rangemax 240) help me get a longer reach/better signal to the standard G router on high or should I spring for the MIMO router and ask the owner of the house to use that instead?