RESPONDING TO DEMAND from friendly neighbours--the ones who graciously powered our home for 11 months during 2005--our broadband now emanates from our garage. That's an easy way of giving our home, our back garden, and the neighbour's kitchen effective wireless internet coverage. We need to boost the signal strength and I'm certain some helpful Google Adword campaign will start displaying vendors with antenna arrays to help me extend 802.11b/g coverage.
The coverage became a neighbourly issue when Santa dropped off a Vaio laptop next door. We knew we could assist when asked, "Do you need a phone line to use the internet?" Like several others in the estate, the back garden neighbours don't have a landline. Why add another phone to the three other mobile phones under the roof?