I want to dl torrents on my neighbors unsecured wifi but.. — Totseans

I want to dl torrents on my neighbors unsecured wifi but..

duuudeduuude Regular
edited June 2011 in Tech & Games
The signal gets really shitty sometimes and disconnects me from the network. Any tips or suggestions on getting a better signal? The only thing I can think of is getting a better wireless card but I'm broke at the moment.

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  • JestAJestA Regular
    edited June 2011
    Sneak closer to thier house at night (if you have a laptop of course) and dl what you need and go back home.
  • duuudeduuude Regular
    edited June 2011
    JestA wrote: »
    Sneak closer to thier house at night (if you have a laptop of course) and dl what you need and go back home.

    lol Night Ops in my neighbor's back yard to download porn and music on their wifi.
  • SemSem Regular
    edited June 2011
    JestA is correct in this matter.

    Check around the house to see if you can narrow down the direction of your neighbor and if so make sure you're getting the best possible signal via your wifi adapter locations or if a desktop direction.
  • SpiffSpiff Regular
    edited June 2011
    Build one of these.
    http://kd6tlf.fortunecity.com/wifi.html
    this is from a quick google search. Youtube is a better source but this comp doesn't have my bookmarks... I'll find them later.

    I've built a few and gotten clear signals up to a mile away. You get get most of the parts for free off of (dish and cables) craigslist.
  • JestAJestA Regular
    edited June 2011
    I had to do night ops on my nieghbors house just to use totse for a month so i know how this goes haha.
  • jamie madroxjamie madrox Sith Lord
    edited June 2011
    duuude wrote: »
    The signal gets really shitty sometimes and disconnects me from the network. Any tips or suggestions on getting a better signal? The only thing I can think of is getting a better wireless card but I'm broke at the moment.

    Lol I'm doing the same thing right now, same problems.
  • duuudeduuude Regular
    edited June 2011
    Spiff wrote: »
    Build one of these.
    http://kd6tlf.fortunecity.com/wifi.html
    this is from a quick google search. Youtube is a better source but this comp doesn't have my bookmarks... I'll find them later.

    I've built a few and gotten clear signals up to a mile away. You get get most of the parts for free off of (dish and cables) craigslist.

    That would be so sweet. There's quite a few places around here that offer free wifi I just can't manage to pick up their signals. I might try to make one if I can get all of the parts and more free time.

    For now if I can't find a good spot in the house I guess I will be on Night Ops. Hopefully my roomies wont see me and be all "dude wtf you doing?"
  • edited June 2011
    You can hack your laptop and put a massive WiFi card on it. It's a technique sometimes used by people who are into network hacking and things like that, as it allows much greater range and better signal strength. Look into it.
  • RemadERemadE Global Moderator
    edited June 2011
    duuude wrote: »
    lol Night Ops in my neighbor's back yard to download porn and music on their wifi.

    Well duh! Of course! :rolleyes:
    Would be pretty fun, actually :D
  • edited June 2011
    I might actually give this a shot one night. It must be pretty fun to walk around your area with a laptop, wardriving on foot. Warwalking, more like :D Then you list down your WiFi locations and can go back to them at a later date.
  • LostInTheWoodsLostInTheWoods Regular
    edited June 2011
    Try this:

    Ez-12 Parabolic Reflector

    All you need is:
    A4 paper
    tinfoil
    glue

    And it works better then i thought, just make sure to pint it straight at the source of the signal for best reception.

    I got over 50m more range with just this on one of those cheap 2dbi antennas that usualy come with most routers and wireless cards.
  • edited June 2011
    ^ I just made one of these! Now making a thread about it, although it didn't work exactly how I wanted :(
  • BoxBox Regular
    edited June 2011
    OP why don't you just buy a wifi adapter for 15 bucks and hide it near their house on the outside. Then buy a female to male USB extension cord for 5 bucks and use it to hook it up to your laptop. This should work if their house is pretty far.
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited June 2011
    Download inSSIDer and check RSSI ratings and report back.
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