Info on internet connection from house 700 yds to my house

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Hello,
I am trying to find out how much and what kind of hardware I need to purchase to piggy-back off my inlaws internet connection. They live 600+yds away and have satellite internet. We were told that its possible and not illegal to do this as we do cable this way now. What do I need in order to get it to my desktop machine and also my laptop. I have no modem or anything in my desktop currently. HELP!
 
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Hello,
I am trying to find out how much and what kind of hardware I need to purchase to piggy-back off my inlaws internet connection. They live 600+yds away and have satellite internet. We were told that its possible and not illegal to do this as we do cable this way now. What do I need in order to get it to my desktop machine and also my laptop. I have no modem or anything in my desktop currently. HELP!
I know this is going to sound awful but get your OWN internet connection. The distance is too great for a wireless network and probably wouldn't work terribly well by hardwiring it (and that's assuming you can get past the physical problems of installing the cable externally). You may be able to use a powerline network connection (not sure if these will work on an extended intranet) but the setup costs are still pretty high for now.

Really - fork out the few dollars that a internet connection of your own will cost. Much better proposition all round.
 
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You can do this with a wireless LAN (wi-fi) connection, but you will need a directional (not omni-directional) wi-fi booster to strengthen the signal, as well as clear line-of-sight between both houses. Once you get the signal to one of your computers it's easy enough to share it with the other one over the network. But the hardware needed will cost you hundreds. Doing it with a cable connection instead would cost even more, as it's too far to use standard CAT6 ethernet cable, you'd have to use fibre.
 
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