On the whole, with range boosters costing around £20.00 and looking better cosmetically, I think I'll pass:)) a decent wifi router is preferable. ISPs shoot themselves in the foot by supplying inferior products.
Take VM's " super hub" it has a range of about 20feet. I always add a decent router ( Draytek in my case) and disable the wifi side of the hub, using it only as modem.
Well I liked it, which is why I posted it. If you've seen it before, then fair enough but remember there's a first time for everything.
But the heath robinson approach appeals to me, especially in this sort of thing. It brings back memories of home made directional antenna's for vhf tracking contests in my younger days as a newly minted G4.
My aluminium beer cans are used as plant pots.I use a fancy £2.99, hand-held-butterfly-movement can opener to take off the top.( my electric one broke down).I drill holes in the bottom and hey presto! I just bought some autumn bedding plant plug packs from Aldi...about 100 little plants.I hope they don't mind their new homes.