Whilst strictly not radio ham question, it does fall in to the RF area so hopefully this is not too far off topic...
I have BT broadband account which entitles me to use BT-WIFI hotspots. The trouble is the nearest one is not too far away but just far enough away to be on the weak side and thus intermittent and slow.
Is it possible to amplify the received and transmitted signal enough so that it is usable?
I know there are WIFI extenders on the market but these seem to be for properties where there are weak signals within the property itself; I need to get the signal in to the property in the first place or at least boost it. Once I get the signal to the property I plan on a wired connection anyway...
Edit for clarity: Thanks for your responses guys.
As some of you guessed, I am indeed in the UK and therefore have various regulatory bodies to contend with so I was hoping for something purpose built off the shelf as I thought that this would take care of any legal issues that may arise.
It is frustrating in that I must be close enough to get a weak signal in the first place although this is slow and sometimes intermittent, but not 'just not close enough' on the borderline...
I guess the amplified reception is not so much an issue as this wouldn't effect anyone else but an amplified transmission would be.
I agree with the 'off-topic' comments, however this is one of those questions which could fall in to the realms of a few topics, so appreciate your replies.