One of the reasons I really don’t rate wifi for the home is because the real world range never matches the spec on the box. Unless you live in a completely open plan home that is, minus walls and ting. Well the [big breath] ‘Hawking Technology HWU54D, 2.4Ghz Hi-Gain Directional Wireless-G USB 2.0 Network Adapter’ is here to save the day. I think. $71.95.
‘Hawking solves this problem with a Hi-Gain Wireless-G USB 2.0 Adapter that uses an external Hi-Gain antenna to amplify a strong wireless signal to your wireless access point…Simply attach the Hi-Gain Wireless Adapter’s USB 2.0 Cable to either your PC or Laptop and direct the antenna towards your wireless access point/wireless router. The HWU54D is self-powered and requires no external power adapter, so you can take it wherever you go and always stay connected!’