First of all, most routers push out as much signal as they can as a default.
second of all, i believe the rules of the forum are that if you're trying to connect to a public network, we can help you but if this is your "friends" connection or a paid connection then we cant help you.
Here is the Official Stance of Tech-Forums on this matter.
If you are connecting to a Hot Spot at a store or some city that has it free, then we can try to assist you.
But if there is a unsecure WiFi network in your area that is NOT yours we can not help you at all.
Our stance is that it is considered stealing since it is not your internet connection you are trying to steal someone else's internet. We view ti as trying to hack someone else's computer. Since you technically have to connect to their router to due such a act.
From here on out this will be meet with stern and swift action.
If the connection is your we will assist you in every way we can.
and as a side note to lerretic, noone should give out their routers access password lol ... thats just silly, and not all routers have a default network address of 192.168.1.1, depends on the manufacturer.
If im wrong about the rules on this though, then im sure someone will correct me.