Wi-Fi extender makes wireless mooching easier

Until Draft N wireless gear is more universally implemented and the standards are finalized, most people are stuck with boring old G standard gear. It's all well and good, but the range leaves a bit to be desired. That holds especially true when you're trying to mooch Wi-Fi from the guy who lives across the street. The idiot doesn't password protect his network, but the signal isn't strong enough to make your bandwidth theft really worth it. Damn it!

Well, now your unscrupulous connection grubbing can become a more pleasant affair. This here Wi-Fi Adapter by Buffalo promises to boost your reception by a whopping 210%, doubling those pesky bars you're picking up from across the way. It can expand your range by up to 170 meters, which is nothing to scoff at. It's Europe only at the moment, but feel free to import it for about $39. Then again, you could spend that money on your own Internet connection, but I guess that'd be too easy.

Akihabara News, via Oh Gizmo!