Ok long story short, I get a wireless connection from a coffee joint outside my apartment(they offer it for free for everyone to use for their enjoyment). The signal is pretty weak(Very Low to Low). I cannot actually walk in there and install a new antenna on their router(LinkSys) or set up a repeater or anything like that. So what should I do instead?
How can I increase my receiver's range?
The signal strength improves when I move the computer across the room. Unfortunately, it's a desktop, and I live in an apartment meaning there
is only 3 feet of room to move across.
I know I cannot improve the signal strength without moving closer to the signal but would special antennas or anything like that help?
I also heard there are repeaters out there that don't require modification to the settings in a router? Is this true?