A neighbour and I are talking about sharing a broadband account.
I'm looking for a PCI or preferably a USB wireless receiver for my desktop
PC that has an external antenna and/or excellent reception of low signals.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I did that.
I bought a D-Link router to put into my friends attic , two lengths of cat-5
cable, a POE adapter (power over Ethernet) and made a corner reflector from
to make the antenna more directional.
On my house I put a panel (a backfire or yaggi antenna could be used here)
antenna on the outside of my house and attached my computer card with a
pigtail. Keep pigtail length as short as possible to avoid signal loss.
Note: if the cable people can see the antenna on the outside of your house,
you could be in trouble.
Total project around $200 USD.
There are other configurations to achieve a similar connection such as an
Ethernet to wireless bridge mounted near the antenna on your house in a
weather tight box.