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DIY Wifi signal Boost

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Sheks, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Sheks

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    No - but I have had similar antenna gain using "Cantennas" . These are also quick and easy to make and much more documented on various websites.
    I got a couple of suitable tins for 10P and 20P from car boot sales (large coffee tin and a whisky tin).

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    Damn thats good!!!!!

    I just did it with an old Pringles can. I cut it down the cylinder, printed out the template (to get the curavture right) JPG --- http://new.freeantennas.com/images/parabolic.JPG
    PDF --- http://new.freeantennas.com/parabolic.pdf

    Unbent the pringles can and then rebent it to the curve shown above (reprinted till it was about the right size). Used a little sellotape to hold it in that shape. Then i just placed it ontop of the USB2 Netgear 802.11G device I have. The signal travels through 1 house support (thick steel), 2 floors and 2 walls (My Netgear 834G does great never the less). Anyway normally it varies between 'Good' and 'Very good' signal with speeds of 24-36Mbps. Just by dropping the pringles thing ontop of the little USB2 wireless dongle it went to excellent signal strength and 48Mbps occasionally 54Mbps!!!!!

    Thats an astounding improvement, thanks for the link :) :) :) :)
     
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