Single Status Update
My aunt recently divorced her husband, and is now living on the second floor of an apartment, and her husband pretty much took all the money, so she can't afford much. I helped her set up a computer and leech wifi from a nearby building. Thing is, she doesn't get a very good signal at all.
I figured that maybe if she could get her internet from a lower elevation, the signal might be better. I used my phone to test the wifi from several different locations, and it turns out that directly under the window where she keeps her computer has a pretty good connection. So I was planning to use a 30' USB extension cable to connect to her computer, run down the side of the building, and on the inside edge of the side of the fire escape ladder, and plug a USB wifi stick to.
My only concern is will the metal of the fire escape ladder degrade the signal because it's surrounded on 3 sides, or is the metal too thin to really make a difference?
And please don't complain about the potential problems of this plan regarding weather conditions or people stealing it, I've got that covered.