Directional antenna for distant Wi-fi?

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    Delly10 said:
    Iíve heard that there are antennas available that are directional and can be used with a laptop to access Wi-fi that is further away, or to get a stronger connection with signals that are normally distanced. Well, thereís a neighborhood park about 3 blocks from my house that has free Wi-fi, and I was thinking that I could use such an antenna to access this Wi-fi spot from home so I would no longer have to take my laptop to the park to get Wi-fi. One problem though: How would Iconnect the antenna to my laptop? I donít see external antenna connections. So how does someone connect an external antenna to their laptop? My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 5558.

    syntoh said:
    It does look like the airbridge has a client mode. It would at least give you an outdoor antenna, but I doubt the park's WiFi transmitter would be powerful enough to push the signal 3 blocks, and it would very definitely have to be direct line of sight with no buildings or trees between the two WiFi antennae.
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    We don't know the local situation. Three what blocks? Big or small, Direct view or not?
    It's not woth anymore to think about his problem.

    Btw: Netgear also sells a Model what is a Set of two, one transmitter one receiver, each of them has to be mounted on the wall outside of the building. I don't know the model name yet but it should be easy to find it, if the threadstarter is still interested in.

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    syntoh said:
    We don't know the local situation. Three what blocks? Big or small, Direct view or not?
    It's not woth anymore to think about his problem.

    Btw: Netgear also sells a Model what is a Set of two, one transmitter one receiver, each of them has to be mounted on the wall outside of the building. I don't know the model name yet but it should be easy to find it, if the threadstarter is still interested in.

    syntoh
    Except that the OP is trying to connect to public WiFi. I don't think the public park would be very appropriate to install a transmitter in.
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    syntoh said:
    We don't know the local situation. Three what blocks? Big or small, Direct view or not?
    It's not woth anymore to think about his problem.

    Btw: Netgear also sells a Model what is a Set of two, one transmitter one receiver, each of them has to be mounted on the wall outside of the building. I don't know the model name yet but it should be easy to find it, if the threadstarter is still interested in.

    syntoh
    3 residential blocks, and it does not have an unobstructed view. A number of houses and trees would be in the way. I guess it wouldn't work out.
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