Introduction: Wi-Fi Hack /mod

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another way to "MAKE or Break" your new wireless adapters

Step 1: Reverse - Engineering Ur Adapter

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Depending on the adapter u are going to use this process may vary some

Step 2: Required Modifacation

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make a hole big enough for the antenna to come out . I use the pyrotechnic approach on the carpet .....shh!

Step 3: Connecting Parts

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U will most likley need a mini pigtail yoy can buy them or rip them out of old laptops dell and toshiba have good ones!

Step 4: Plug in Ur Hardware and Try It Out

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i use to analyze performance gains


wherewillwhy (author)2011-12-09

Hi been a long time since i have been logged in but here i am ! thanks to all who viewed my instructables 93,076 views lol nice ! I have been dabbling in some different things other than computers . so expect some interesting things to come :-)

Derin (author)2008-07-18

what,that,minipigtail?Man those are ultra small!

szulli-randall (author)Derin2011-10-12

That's what SHE Said!

szulli-randall (author)2011-10-12

Is there a way that I can use a directional device to hack into stuff rather than using a computer?

i make shooting things (author)2007-04-05

What if your laptop already has a card built in any way to exstend range?

Actually, you can improve your range by adding an external antenna. First, you need to open your computer and locate the WiFi card. Figure out a route for your pigtail to exit the computer and, if need be, drill a hole for it to pass through. You can purchase pigtail cables with appropriate connectors at each end so you can mount the port for your external antenna on the notebook.

Any other ways? cause id break somthing if i took apart my laptop any body know any other ways (thxs LasVegas).

There is a USB powered extender that attaches outside of the notebook and boosts any local signal without actually touching the WiFi card. It's called the Quicky!

R4Man18 (author)LasVegas2008-09-02

IF you dont want to open your laptop or pay that much cash for the quicky do the actual instructable and run off that card instead of your other one or just get a 30$ wireless g adapter and mod the wittly bitty antenna.

What im talking about.What im talking about.

Yerboogieman (author)LasVegas2008-07-22

that's for a mac.

LasVegas (author)Yerboogieman2008-07-23

Since there's no software involved, Quicky would work on any notebook.


then you are super duper and wasted time looking at my instructable or not (author)2008-03-19

I've been reading a LOT of this WiFi stuff here on our extraordinary and was wondering if anyone has tested the strainer method against the coffee can or pringles method and also against using an old directv satellite and such. Which one would give me the best reception? I'm guessing the satellite dish but I am new to this. TIA!

les_SD_3386 (author)2007-06-26

I wouldnt consider this to be a WEP or WPA hack or a hacking device but its still a neat mod either way thanks for the instructable.

aceman 569 (author)2007-05-05

I"m not even a qualified newbie, I just joined to make comments...well, maybe not, but all my "projects" have failed so far '_'

mdmoose29 (author)2007-04-06

i've never done this before.. and it was still easy for me to follow.. idk.. maybe im special. the real comment is about how nice it is to meet someone else who disables all that shnazz in windows xp to make it be classic. cheapest upgrade you can make. joy.

wherewillwhy (author)2007-04-05

my instructable is just a basic reference to extension antennas mod and it is my first 1 com'on you all were a newbies at one point so i'll try to make the proper ajustments according to your comments

LasVegas (author)wherewillwhy2007-04-05

Surprisingly, I was able to follow your steps having performed antenna extensions myself in the past. I would have had problems otherwise.

As the poster, you are allowed to make corrections and adjustments at any time, just click the EDIT button in the upper right.

Your instructable should be written as if you're trying to explain the process to someone that's never seen a computer. Don't assume anyone knows anything.

After you've explaned it as clearly as you possibly can, go back to every step and read it out loud to yourself. If anything sounds wrong, fix it. Once that's done, run a spell check. Everyone make spelling errors. Smart people use spell checkers.

wherewillwhy (author)LasVegas2007-04-05


HamO (author)2007-04-05

I'm afraid I wouldn't post something if these are the best pix I could produce! I can't make out what you're trying to do. Better luck next time!

trebuchet03 (author)2007-04-05

This needs some cleaning up (proof read and it ought to be more clear) ;) How did your performance change (good/bad/etc.)?

hooloovoo33 (author)2007-04-05

Ummmmm maybe you should mention what exactly this mod does....

wherewillwhy (author)hooloovoo332007-04-05

better wireless performance and connectivity

mrmath (author)hooloovoo332007-04-05

How to do the mod would be nice. This instructable doesn't really tell you how to do it. As hooloovoo33 said, it also doesn't tell you what you're doing.

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