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Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can

Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:49 pm

http://dsc.discovery.com/gear-gadgets/boost-your-wifi-signal-using-only-a-beer-can.html

no it does not say in the article but I would have thought this might be a directional improvement so try moving the can around for best results.

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:03 pm

A piece of old cardboard wrapped in foil behind the router/modem sends the signals in the right direction, also.... a metal collander behind your wifi adapter acts like a radar dish. My signal went from 30% to 95% using these methods.... mind you when the woman next door uses her vibrator I pick up BBC radio five???? :shock:

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Post  bill stickers on Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:28 pm

Adrian Messenger wrote:A piece of old cardboard wrapped in foil behind the router/modem sends the signals in the right direction, also.... a metal collander behind your wifi adapter acts like a radar dish. My signal went from 30% to 95% using these methods.... mind you when the woman next door uses her vibrator I pick up BBC radio five???? :shock:

jeez that's c u n tish tell her to get a D A B vibrator

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Re: Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can

Post  Hugh Jardon on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:51 pm

Flap Meister wrote:http://dsc.discovery.com/gear-gadgets/boost-your-wifi-signal-using-only-a-beer-can.html

no it does not say in the article but I would have thought this might be a directional improvement so try moving the can around for best results.

NOPE...didn't work here.

The SKY router is a bag of nails, compared to BT's..which was also crap!
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Re: Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can

Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:53 pm

@Hugh Jardon wrote:
Flap Meister wrote:http://dsc.discovery.com/gear-gadgets/boost-your-wifi-signal-using-only-a-beer-can.html

no it does not say in the article but I would have thought this might be a directional improvement so try moving the can around for best results.

NOPE...didn't work here.

The SKY router is a bag of nails, compared to BT's..which was also crap!

does it have an external antennae?

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Re: Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can

Post  Hugh Jardon on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:05 pm

Flap Meister wrote:

does it have an external antennae?

Naah...that's the problem, I reckon.

It's not an issue as such....the signal upstairs (the routers in an extension downstairs) is piss poor..hence why I use the mains ethernet.
BUT.... that is no use for the ipads and ipods...
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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:18 pm

@Hugh Jardon wrote:
Flap Meister wrote:

does it have an external antennae?

Naah...that's the problem, I reckon.

It's not an issue as such....the signal upstairs (the routers in an extension downstairs) is piss poor..hence why I use the mains ethernet.
BUT.... that is no use for the ipads and ipods...

well I think that you need to have the antennae in the centre of the can for it to work. I haven't tried it myself. I spent £2 to buy a better Ariel off ebay. I was hoping that it would give me enough signal to sit on the roof, but it looks like I will need to do plan b and get a t piece and use my multicore to run an ariel up there. The cables in place as I have a 6 way multicore serviceing the satellite Hopefully there will not be too much signal loss.

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