My landlord lives upstairs and is sharing a wireless network with me. We have our connection through Comcast. He has the router and modem in his place, but my laptop can access the wireless just fine downstairs.
I use Magic Jack for most phone call to keep my cell phone bill down. I have the "plus" model that allows you to plug into a phone handset anywhere you can get Internet access; however, obviously I cannot run an ethernet cord to my landlord's setup upstairs. Predictably, I have found that the wireless isn't strong enough down here to use the device on a handset without a corded connection. So I have been making the calls from the laptop in the usual way.
Would a portable access point such as My Fi work in this situation to allow me to use a handset wirelessly from across the room?