Connect to a Wi-Fi Access Point
(over great distances)
This article presents a method of connecting a home network to a wireless internet access point using a low-cost directional roof antenna and a wireless ethernet bridge.
This problem can probably be solved by using a low cost (or home-made) directional antenna to receive a stronger signal from the neighbor's wifi router. With the antenna installed on your roof, and hopefully a little line-of-sight between your antenna and the approximate location of the access point you want to connect to. Once your antenna is installed, it can be connected to a wireless ethernet bridge. A bridge connects two networks together, and in our case will connect your home network to that wifi access point down the street.
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