Need a little extra power from your wireless router? Just turn to that wonder of mathematics and physics: The parabola. The same shape that gives headlight reflectors their magic can boost your WiFi signal just enough to get great coverage across a big house or through dense walls. But don't worry—you won't have to do any kind of calculations for this project. FreeAntennas.com has prepared a printable template to create a reflector the perfect size and shape for your router's antennas.
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Just print this PDF onto cardstock, cut it out and assemble it according to the directions on the paper, making sure you glue a bit of aluminum foil to the back of the reflector piece. It's a bit unslightly, sure. But so is your router. With this boost, you can hide them both away in the far recesses of a cabinet in your office.