I have built and used similar signal extenders for my radio frequency projects on numerous occasions to great effect. Typically I use these for point to point communication between some rather devious devices, my spy foam gun turret for instance being one of the lesser of these evils. As such this is easily adaptable to WiFi use.
I shall try to be as descriptive as possible with this build for those that have never done it before can follow along.
Please comment with what you think of my Instructable, suggestions for me to consider, and various idea's you think I should try. Thank You!
Step 1: Step 1: Gather your materials
Step 1: Gather your materials
For cost and ease of build I'm using items typically found around the house or easily acquired from your local family dollar/dollar general chain store using only a budget of 3 dollars, of which 1.50 went to a delicious Dr. Pepper (oops!) leaving me with only 1.50 left for the build. Thankfully most of these items you already have around the house gathering dust from long since forgotten projects, or picked up from the side of a road after a major hurricane had passed through.
Family Dollar Stainless steel Mesh Sink Strainer: 1.07
Used Belkin USB WiFi stick Hurricane Ike reclaimed
Picture frame wire
Cardboard scrap from mesh package
Dremel with cut-off wheel attachment
Needle nose pliers
Surgical tape/duct tape
Camo Paint Flat army green
These are the materials I have to work with... Well at least it's not a straw, a rubber band, and a paperclip...