WiFi range problem

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I am facing a problem with WIFI connectivity. I will explain my scenario. Please do suggest the best solution for it as i am least knowledgeable in this area.

I live in a villa where i have 3 neighbors too. My neighbor is having a TP-Link Wireless ADSL Modem Router. I an my 2 other neighbors share this wifi. But the issue now is that the range of it is not completely available in my flat. Its available only in the corner of my Drawing room. I want its range to be available in whole of my flat including the other rooms so that i can use it from anywhere not just the Drawing room.

I asked many regarding this situation. So they told me few solutions. I will list 2 solutions suggested by them. Can anyone tell me which one is the best solution.

1) One person told me to use another ROUTER to act as an Access point. He asked me to buy a TP-Link ADSL Modem Router and configure it as an Access point to use it. For that he asked me to connect this new ROUTER with my neighbor's main router using Ethernet cable. After configuring it as an Access point i will be able to access Internet through this new Access point,


2) Another person told me to use an WIRELESS USB ADAPTER like Alpha Wifi USB adapter. He said it will grab the signal of my neighbors TP-LINK WIFI ROUTER and i can use the internet anywhere in my flat not just the Drawing room.


Can anyone suggest which is the best solution in terms of performance and economy. And is there any other USB adapter which does the same function.
 

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I live in a villa where i have 3 neighbors too. My neighbor is having a TP-Link Wireless ADSL Modem Router. I an my 2 other neighbors share this wifi.
its against our rules to assist in this case - as in most cases its also against the ISP terms of service - only 1 connection per premise and cannot be shared- unless a specific account to do that

so closing post

see rules
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.
 
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