How to boost signal?

I received wireless signal from the house next door, but not strong enough to use on my labtop, what should I buy to boost signal on my side, not the next door side, any suggestion?
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  1. stealing internet?

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  2. ""what should I buy""

    What do you have?

    ..this is very useful and helpful place for information...
  3. he said "to boot signal on <b>my</b> side"

    ..this is very useful and helpful place for information...
  4. Perhaps you should clarify what your trying to do. Is it: you have a wireless LAN at your house but your neighbor is interfering with it? or are you trying to use your neighbors network. One would assume you mean boost as "boot" your signal doesn't make much sense, unless your saying you have an AP or wireless router that won't boot. Hopefully your NOT trying to use your neighbors gear and if you are, hopefully nobody here will help you. We'll see I guess. What specifically are you trying to accomplish?
  5. Sorry for wrong spelling, it's boost, not boot. No, I'm not using next door gear, just using the wireless network. How to boost the signal on my side? Is it Netgear ME101 (Wireless Ethernet Bridge)http://www.netgear.com/products/prod_details.php?prodID=175&view=hm
    or Linksys WRE54G (range expander)http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=38&prid=629
  6. Quote:
    . No, I'm not using next door gear, just using the wireless network

    LOL
    Now does your neighbor know your going to be stealing his bandwidth?

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  7. It's not stealing, it's sharing.
  8. Yeah, your using his gear if your associating, or attempting to associate to his AP. So you call it sharing. That would imply he/she knowingly allows you to use his wireless LAN. Is that correct? or is this just something you would like to do, use someone elses paid service without paying? That would be stealing and this thread should be dead if that is the case.
  9. Sharing is we agree to share, it doesn't matter who pay.
  10. Your first link is for a bridge. That wouldn't broaden your cell coverage. A bridge would be used if you wanted to use wired clients on your end. The range extender is just a repeater. You could use that if you had a good place to put it, presumably somewhere as close to the middle of the desired link as possible, though it would also be effective closer to the remote side, assuming it was still able to achieve a solid link back to the parent AP. By the way, unless the provider allows this it's a still a minimum, unethical and at most, illegal. I'd read the fine print of the broadband contract very carefully.
    And I'd imagine it does make a difference who pays since it's probably not allowed by the provider and the person who has the incoming connection likely would want to be sending in the checks.
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