increasing wireless range

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Laptops
Range extender
Wi-Fi
Wireless
I have a laptop with wireless networking. I want to use it at a a location which is in the vicinity of a wifi service. However it is just a few yards too far to get a proper signal. Is there something available that I can connect to my laptop that will increase my reception range? I have seen something called a DLINK DWA-142 - RangeBooster N USB Adapter but have been told by Dlink that this would not do the job. Perhaps there is an antenna or similar that will improve reception range?

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An antenna will most propably do the job.
Sample: http://draytek.com/user/PdInfoDetail.php?Id=63

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  • Technochic
    If you are "just a few yards too far to get a proper signal" it sounds like you are stealing wifi and I would not recommend you pursue this but rather be of integrity and pay for your service.
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  • Techduck
    Thanx Technochic, but the service I am trying to access is a FREE wifi available from a coffee shop ( which I sometimes use). We stay at an apartment which is situated just outside their range.For convenience I wish to use the wifi from there rather than have to go to the coffee shop each time I want to log in.
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  • carlosdl
    Hmmm. I would guess they have that service for free for their clients... But that's another story. You might want to consider something like this.
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  • Teicneoir
    I agree with the others that they give free wifi for CUSTOMERS as a way to promote purchasing food from their coffee shop. If you are purchasing from them, you would need a "high gain direction antenna" to receive a signal.
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