wifi signal refelector

  Matata 15:44 27 Nov 2007

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?

  Technotiger 15:54 27 Nov 2007

This is not the one you mentioned, but I think interesting anyway ... click here

  octal 15:56 27 Nov 2007

This is one site, click here not sure if it's the one you are thinking of.

  Technotiger 15:59 27 Nov 2007

I dare say this could be the one ... click here

  octal 16:01 27 Nov 2007

Incidentally, there are some guys who have achieved over 30Km using those Cantenas line of sight.

  octal 16:10 27 Nov 2007

This is the site I was looking for: click here

  kjrider 16:22 27 Nov 2007

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.


  Matata 16:36 28 Nov 2007

very many many thanks for all your contributions. I shall all try them out and report in due course. That'll keep me busy during the winter months. Thanks again

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