Howdy folks, I just thought I'd throw this one out there since a lot of you could really use the "free" Internet connection and/or the multiple connections for use with CL and so on. What I did: Bought this stuff: 24 dBi http://cgi.ebay.com/Outdoor-WiFi-Antenna-2-4GHz-Parabolic-Grid-24dBi-802-11-/140432773519?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b272118f http://cgi.ebay.com/Asus-WL-520gC-/170521189687?cmd=ViewItem&pt=COMP_EN_Routers&hash=item27b3dadd37, for use as a client with DD-WRT (although you can use any DD-WRT compatible router) http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/34928, which is on sale for under $10 total, which includes shipping (great deal) An N-Male to RP-SMA male http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160450716464&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT or http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110541334321&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166022&cm_re=rosewill_usb_wireless-_-33-166-022-_-Product compatible with an external antenna What I do with this stuff: First, I installed DD-WRT on the first router I listed. DD-WRT is software that enables you to run the router in "client mode", which basically turns it into a wireless receiver. Next, I hooked the grid parabolic antenna up to the router running DD-WRT with the cable I linked to above. I later switched to a connector because the signal quality is better. With the router in client mode and the antenna hooked up, I scanned for and connected to signals around my house. This takes a lot of work, and I ended up using a USB network card (listed above) in order to scan in real-time and to get the directional beam adjusted properly. Once you get a good signal, you can set everything up and leave it there, and it stays connected. With this antenna, I can connect from what seems like a few miles (I'm not sure about the actual distance). Now that the first router is receiving a signal from a distant AP, I connected the second router (the cheap Verizon one I listed above) via ethernet to the first one. The second router then broadcasts the signal throughout my house, much like a regular router would do if I had my own modem connected to it. The second router acts like a repeater. Free WiFi for a very long time! I also use this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166022&cm_re=rosewill_usb_wireless-_-33-166-022-_-Product in cojunction with BackTrack, software that enables me to break the encryption on connections around my home. The USB NIC also allows me to scan in real-time in order to find the best signal and positions for the antenna. (You also can't get keys for encrypted networks without it.) Hope this helps you guys, because it helped me a ton!