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We've reached an age when internet access & email should be available for everyone AS A RIGHT. Aside from obvious educational benefits, the ability to port audio, phone ...
Laptop inbuilt WiFi may be "screened"- roving USB adapters help find "sweet spots"
Reflective devices for 2.4 GHz WiFi abound- pot lids,sieves,lamp shades etc! Asian cookware is sturdy,cheap & easily modified
The profile of promising parabolic reflectors can be matched to a hanging chain
Reflecting sunshine to the parabolic "hotspot" also helps locate the focal point
Support the USB WiFi adapter & lead with a cheap garden hose connector!
Done- suits site survey auditing!
Portable or indoor use- simple supports.
Boutique version- flexible lamp stand. (Netstumbler shows ~12dB gain = 4x range!)
Weather proofing? Perhaps a wide mouth baby's bottle?!
With today's smartphone abundance, perhaps use a free app. like "WiFi Analyzer" to survey signal coverage and monitor dish enhancements.
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