Recently, somewhere i saw a drawing of a reflector made of cardboard and tin foil. I believe it works very well to direct and improve wifi signals and would like to copy such a contraption. Can anybody supply me with this drawing pse?
I have had a little play with tin cans. The hardest thing I found was those little (SMA?) plugs to fit on the thin cable. Its easier if you can get a made up lead like I did off ebay.
It seemed to work OK, mounted on a cheap camera tripod, so it could be pointed the right way. On my upstairs window sill I can pick up about 15 wifi networks, and this is out in the suburbs, Hampton Court, not in London.
What I would like to try next time, is having it with a slot in the tin can, so that you could slide it up or down to find the best position for it.
I am thinking of using an old wok lid next time as a reflector to see how it goes.
There seem to be a lot of different ways of making your own wifi antenna, It would be nice to know which version was the best.