Internet access in our area is outrageously expensive, so a group of people in our neighborhood decided to band together and share service. After being added to the network - the host neighbor appears to have a wireless g router - we took it home (we are the only iMac in the hood and live a house away) but can't reach the signal. Someone suggested we get an antenna. I went to several places. One sales rep told me they didn't have one in stock but to get a Hawking High Gain Antenna. Another sold me a Belkin Wireless N Adapter - which despite his assurances to the contrary -my iMac won't even read. I've been looking at Hawking products on the Internet and have found several for Macs, but don't know enough about them to make a good decision and would appreciate some help answering the following questions: 1. What is the difference between an adapter and an antenna? 2. Does anyone have any experience with any of the following Hawking products and can suggest one that would be appropriate for this use? Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Network Dish Adapter for Mac Users Hi-Gain¬™ Wireless-150N USB Dish Adapter for Macs Hi-Gain¬™ Wireless-300N USB Adapter with Upgradable Antennas for Macs Hi-Gain™ 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna for Mac Users Hi-Gain™ 12 dBi Directional Indoor Window Antenna 3. Any other ideas or product suggestions? Thank you in advance.