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A new swing on an old idea for improving your WIFI signal!
I call this WIFI booster ad on the POPtenna because you make it from a plastic pop bottle.First get a clean plastic 2 liter pop bottle.
Strip off the label if there is one and wipe down with a cleaner that does no leave a residue.
Using a large sharpy pen, mark a ring around the bottom and a window that takes up just half of the diameter of the bottle as shown.
Cut out the window first so the bottle will have stiffness to help with the cutting and then cut off the bottom of the bottle.
After doing all the cutting, you must clean out the bottle's inside with windex or an equivelent cleaner.The as you see by the photo.... get out your ...
As you can see by the photo, it is only the back of the inside that gets the tinfoil. This is to make a vertical dish to focus the signal beam back in...
Now this may be one of the most important parts of the antenna dish. I hope you save the cap because we are going to make an adjuster ring from it. M...
Now you are ready to place the reflector onto your antenna. Slide the antenna into the center of the X you made in the cap and then force the bottle ...
As you can see I have a very strong signal pick up! Before I had a 30 percent signal and now look at it!Up to 76% and running great!Funny thing is to ...
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You never made mention of the Long white item, that goes through the bottle cap
could i just place my usb adapter(via a ext. cord) inside the bottle cover in foil, for a similar result?
I used it too but , Using this is really professional :
this is amazing topic and I appreciate your effortany way
u know i have used it already but when i bought http://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/ it was pretty ok for signal boosting .
like your post (Y)
Who do you connect it with pc???
I made this 3 months ago and am still using it! I've made 3 more for my neighbors and they are rockin free wifi as well. So from all of us to you Bad Monkey63! THANKS A MILLION!!
3 months ago we moved into a Mobile Home Park. They have free wifi, the integrated wireless on my laptop wouldnt pick it up, so I literally had to go into the office to use it. That was BS. So I got a network card, and i picked up a couple of my neighbors networks, but not the one i needed. So i put the network card on the roof, got a few more signals, just BS. So I found your instructable, printed it and made your wifi booster myself. Here is the facts: My network card with your booster behind it, are on the top of a pole that measures 21 feet off the ground. The signal that I wanted originates (and I measured with a walking tape measure) 340 feet away. My network card on it's own (on the roof) picked up 10-12 signals and not the one I needed. With your booster I have (and i just counted) 34 signals and the one I needed comes in LOUD and CLEAR with 5 bars. My neighbors all have the same results, so from us to you, THANKS AGAIN! Jej
The plastic should not effect the signal.
To test if plastic or will effect Wifi signals.
Place it in the microwave for 30 seconds with a (glass of water so you don't break the oven.).
If it melts if will effect the Signal.
Actually a Cantenna is a 50 ohm dummy load that was made by Heathkit many years ago. But we used to see how far we could contact each other on the dummy loads. It depended on how many watts were being absorbed by the dummy load.
Genius, pure genius. I have made a hundred types of wifi antennae and always seemed to be on the look out for a parabolic surface. Never did this get a second glance.
For those tech challenged people like myself.This boosts via wifi signal and I don't have to do anything to my computer or router?
Just buy an antenna from what dept of store do they have these? Is this something radio shack would have do you think?
I didn't see an answer to what program or software you are using to check boost level?
What if I don't like Diet Coke!? =)
A very creative use for the heavily discarded 2 liter bottle. However, any flat metal surface spaced about 1/4 wavelength behind the same antenna would likely produce similar results IE 3 db of gain
But for being green I give it 4 stars!
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