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