Laptop Connection to WIFI Network

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IgneousPrime

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Hi all. I have a laptop in my dorm room about less than block away and I have a very weak signal (1 bar or less) and I want to know if I could be able to hook on the net with the this network. I've gotten about 45,000 packets sent to me when I had 1 bar but none were received. This is probably because the signal is so weak. Is there anyway I can increase the network strength? Maybe I can buy something like a router or antenna or something to make it reach the network. I have no idea, I'm new to this stuff. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Is the WIFI provided by your school, or are you just picking up a signal from somebody's elses router??
 

IgneousPrime

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It's from my internet cafe. They already allowed me to join up and connect to it but I can't get a signal on it unless I'm like inside. My question is if I can get a stronger signal somehow from far away. Like adding an antenna of some sort like a router or something, I have no idea.
 
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