I happen to live in one off those dumb areas that has no cable wires ran to it and the phone line is on a bridge tap so I have no options for broadband either than to work a deal with a neighbour up the road who has wireless. They dont want to modify or add any external antennas to their router, and their house is ~ 500 feet away. I do have line of site, but earlier I had no luck with an old satellite dish and a wifi dongle. I was looking at a Belkin 11dbi directional antenna. Problem is, it only has 5 feet of cord, and wifi cable seems to be made out of gold because it is very expensive if I can even find it at all. I have a pretty standard realtek 54mbps wirelss card in my computer. What do you think my chances are with this antenna and maybe some modification (satellite reflector?) Ive had experience with a can-tenna and I thaught it sucked compared to other home made antennas.