Many people already have a home network as they are growing massively in popularity. Recent broadband offers are making it easier than ever to set up use your own wireless network.
However, you may want to connect it with your friend's network across the street, or you can expand your network for more extensive coverage in your own home or bridge the digital divide in your local area by starting a community network.
You must make sure that you are not breaking any laws or terms and conditions with your ISPs when you area doing this e.g. The music industry really don't like people sharing music very much for example.
However there a few methods to extending or bridging your network. The really good news is that it doesn't need to cost a fortune either.
The key bits of networking equipment you need are detailed below: