Can I boost signal on wireless home network when I don't have access to router?
Posted on 2011-02-28
I currently use my landlord's wireless network to access the internet (his house in about 50 feet away). This works fine for the computer in the rooms closest to his house, but only my newer laptop gets a good connection in the living room (which is downstairs on the other side of the house).
I could live with that, but I just got a new TV in that room that allows me to stream Netflix,etc. Currently, the TV is using a wireless adapter (samsung linkstick lan adapter) that came with the TV. The connection is slow and choppy making watching netflix or movies a drag.
Here is my question:
What can I do to boost the signal down in the living room where the signal is weakest. My only restriction is that while I have permission to use the wireless network, II really have access to the router to change anything. A wire connection is out of the question b/c he is in a different house.
What can I do? I just don't know enough about wireless networks and boosting signal to understand all the stuff I'm finding online.
Thank you so much for any and all help!