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Hi, my roommate and I are trying to share an internet connection. He lives in the house, and I live in an outside apartment/cottage. My desktop has a wireless card, 802.11g, and picks up the signal, but my laptop's 802.11b card doesn't pick it up. I have a wireless router and a usb ethernet card. So far, I've tried connecting the desktop to the wireless router and then created a network using the network wizard on both computers. On the desktop, I activated the Internet Sharing. This didn't work. Any suggestions besides running a long wire from his router to my laptop? Thanks ahead of time! Both computers (laptop and desktop) are using windows XP.

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Install a directional antenna on the wireless router directed at your location. You can bump the signal strength considerably that way.
 

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Nothing that comes to mind. You can afford multiple computers and network equipment, but you can't afford a $25 antenna? Skip a beer party, you'll have all the money you need. :rolleyes:
 
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