Re: Wireless Broadband Question
What you are asking is probably not reasonable. Wireless communications over long distances are very expensive and cost is the barrier to distributing this stuff to the general public.
You will require special hardware setup on both your site and the school's site to accomodate your needs... even if you pick up a signal with the antenna linked above, you will not have the juice to send YOUR signal back out to the school without the proper kit.
I also suspect that your campus is providing wireless access points throughout campus with no one source that is strong enough to reach your house... that means that even if you do pick up a signal, you will probably pick up so much 'echo' that your connection speed will be slower than useless.
I strongly believe that you will not be able to overcome the 1/2 mile difference to your school using "home" based products. Dude... get DSL. It's cheap, it's easy, it's fast. You mentioned it was $56/month... that's CRAZY. I get our business level DSL connection at that! We get our regular Joe User Cable or DSL for less than $35cad ($28?usd)/month!!!!!!!
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