Ok for a few months now me and friend who lives just across the street have wondered if we can network our pc's using Wifi, the distance is roughly about 45 m (from pc to pc), my pc is on the close side of the house his is towards the middle of the house. We bought 2 Netgear MA101 USB adapters. I have 2 pc's we tested them here and worked perfectly 100% signal browsed files. But across the street it seems the signal is just too weak. Unfortuniatly my friend has a fairly inbuilt setup on his system and can not move to a closer room although i'm not sure if that would help. So obviously we need to extend the range of our signal. What exactly could we use to do this?. One question is that we are tech within range to get 11mps but we can not even get 1mbps (he can sometimes see me ) which according to the specs is easily in that range even if it was in an office. But this network is "Ad-hoc" no Access Point do AP's make a difference? and are those ranges WITH AP?.