OK... let me give you some background:
I live in a small, rural town with a population of 2K. We are 35 miles South of Dallas, and 11 miles East of Waxahachie, and therefore are too far out and too small for either DSL or Cable broadband to care about us. We must use either dial-up for Internet access, or decide to go ahead and be raped by the local Wireless Broadband provider, who charges way too much monthly and requires that you purchase their $400 equipment.
I have a neighbour across the street who works for a company that does provide a type of broadband service. Their house has a broadband connection, as this neighbour needs fast access to do their work. This neighbour has also stated that if I can find a way to share the connection across the street, I can connect all I want.
I have access to an old Airport Base Station (Graphite) that uses 802.11b. The front wall of the house across the street is approximately 200-250 feet away from the front wall of my house. Can I expect to get any type of connection here at the house if I plug the Airport in across the street?
I'm looking for best case scenarios, hopefully from people who have practical worst case experience.