This is a five minute fix to stealing neighbour net, it's not that pretty but it's simple and rather effective, plus it's fully adjustable for angles of up and down, not just side to side.
I haven't bothered with Db gains because if you're serious enough to care about them then you've got the wrong waveguide, this will however take a just out of reach network and make a decent connection possible.
Disclaimer - This project involved stabbing things with sharp things to make more sharp things, the edges of the can can be very sharp and I cannot be held responsible for any damage done to yourself, those around you or any passing badgers.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
- Gorillapod, glue, a stick, a piece of string, you don't have to mount it on the gorillapod but my camera's too heavy for it so it was unused and I planned on doing some hunting for the best network so adjustability and stability are nice
- A USB dongle, the stick kind, if it has an external aerial this would still work, you could also slide the can over any stick aerial to direct it I suppose.
- Some tape, electrical tape or anything thick works, I used awesome caution tape.
- A sweetcorn can, they're fatter, though the large size bean cans would also work well
Optional tools include any nicer way of cutting holes in cans, me I just got stabbin'
Step 2: Start Stabbin'
If you want to remove the reinforced top ring some cans have then a pair of pliers or snips will make short work of your ring...