Picking up the neighbour's wifi!
I know I'll be slated for asking such a question but -- currently my broadband has been disconnected at home because I can't afford it anymore. (I've just started University and can't afford the monthly payment)
At the same time... the neighbour (who I do not know) has just got broadband and beams it out, unsecured from his house next door. I can pick it up in the kitchen (nearest his house) but the signal still is incredibly(!!!) temperamental. At best, the signal strength shows 2 green bars out of 5 and connected at 48Mbs, but most of the time its like 0 green bars and about 1 / 2 Mbs. For the life of me I can't figure out what the signal is soooo temperamental! Perhaps he has a cat and it sits on the antenna of the router at times, who knows.
Anyway, I was wondering if there is a way I can increase the stability of recieving his signal? Currently all I'm using is a USB wifi adapter into my laptop. (which has always been a little temperamental with home routers anyway). Anyway suggestions? Maybe use a powered USB hub? Get a long USB extension lead and get it as near their house as possible? Get a conscience, knock on their door and tell 'em to secure it?
Your advice would be great!