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The 30 second WiFi extender

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This one was born out of boredom and a necessity. My sister has her room right next to mine, and in it is a mirror that blocks the signal to my WiFi devices in my room. We have a great new router (I thought our old router was the problem) it helped but wasn't enough. So, seeing some other things like this, I went to work. But I didn't want to spend to much time and I didn't have too many materials to work with, the creation being this.

This is a super easy reflector to aim WiFi signals to where you need it. The first one literally too me about a minute to make. I've seen others here but this one is able to stand on it's own and only uses 3 materials 


On a side note, Im wishing to save it for a weekly challenge, but whatever ;)

EDIT: About a week later my Wifi In my room crapped out again, I checked my reflectors, both of them had the tape fail.

Fix: I just Hot-glued the skewer back on. If you want to tape, I'd use hocky tape, duct tape, just something better then Scotch tape ;) After I fixed it, Wifi was back in my room 
 
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Step 2: Cut the Can

Fairly straight forward. Cutting can be done with stabbing the knife into the can

Cut the bottom of the can off
Cut a vertical line in the can
Cut the top as such where most of it is cut but still attached (Picture 2)
xenogear1 year ago
Shouldn't the shape of the extender be more parabolic, in order to resemble with the typical parabolic antenna?
WhiteTech (author)  xenogear1 year ago
This is not an antenna, but a reflector. Parabolic shapes (reflecting wise) focus things into a single point. I don't want to focus it in a single point in space which would be nearly impossible to control where that point ends up., I just merely want to re-direct more signal to where I need it.... Which in the case was my desktop that was hiding behind 4 walls, and 2 mirriors.
WhiteTech (author)  tc998hot2 years ago
Yes, but are they free?
pheer2 years ago
this is great, i never thought of using something that simple before!
a before/after measurement of the signal would be cool to see as well. :)

nice one!
WhiteTech (author)  pheer2 years ago
I know right? Like I said it doesn't work as well as others, but it still does, I'll post some pics up of the difference later today
i agree it is simple, but to use even less, you could skewer the flaps so you dont even need tape. Good job!
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