How to Boost Your Laptop's WiFi Signal

Dealing with a lousy WiFi signal in your own home is so frustrating. We understand that we cannot always have brilliant internet service outside of our home thanks to living in a very busy city, but to have less than stellar net signal in our house just adds insult to injury. Sure, repeaters can improve signal, but why spend the $$ if an inexpensive solution can be found...

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Learn to improve your WiFi signal through the use of an antenna and some Velcro courtesy of ReadyMade. The project takes less than one day to complete and is rated by ReadyMade as an Easy project.

To make this project you will need: a 2.4 GHz antenna with an MC card connector (for this project ReadyMade used a 5 dBi omni-directional blade range extender antenna with an integral 19" cable, available at sharperconcepts.zoovy.com), stick-on Velcro, and four stick-on feet (Radioshack’s 1/2" round plastic clear cushion feet/protectors work well).

The tools needed for this project are: a Dremel with cut-off wheel, safety glasses, and masking tape.

Check out the project on ReadyMade for the complete instructions.

For some more on improving your WiFi signal, check out these posts:

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(Images ReadyMade and Flickr member °Florian licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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Joelle loves technology and making things and is in an almost perpetual state of problem solving. She's quite fond of airplanes and coffee and is pretty sure she will eventually read all of the books in her library.