Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I work a lot from home. Our Wireless Access Point is in the kids' room and the signal strength at my desk at the other end of the house was just 1 bar (and often zero when the doors are closed). Here's how we managed to get that up to 4 bars WITHOUT buying a WiFi repeater:
As the pic shows, all it took was a parabolic reflector strapped on to the antenna and directed as needed. Added bonus: the signal strength improved in most other parts of the house too!
Making this is quite simple; it took all of 15 minutes, some aluminum foil, paper, glue, a printer & a paper knife.
Here's how (note: you'll see 2 scary looking pattern/graphs. Don't bother with them - simply scroll to the end of the page for the pattern you need to print and cutout)