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I have a wireless network set up at home that i want to access from 3 miles away. Is this possible in anyway? I will for pay for equipment if it is necessary.
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sure its possible... you just need an antenna, but they are rather expensive and take a little to install. There are many out there so you would have to do a little looking around to find what you need. here is the first link I can by http://www.gnswirele...Fi_antennas.htm

Also I came across this Poorman's WiFi a while back, and I would be really interested to see if it works :)

either way be sure your wireless is password protected, otherwise everyone will be using it.
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3 miles is pretty much outside the realm of probability for you....unless you've got the ability to build a 100+ foot tower outside your house to mount that antenna on...wireless signals are line of site...if ANYTHING gets in the way of the signal you lose the connection...

why do you need a connection 3 miles away?
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Aside from what dsenette said, you would need the towers (line of sight), parabolic antennas for the 2.4 GHz range and a darn good way to align them up. There are tools that can be used for dish aligning, but you're getting into the realm of possibility, but at a large expense.

If you just want to access the network at home, this can be done in other ways. Some free, some not.
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