Introduction: Wifi Extender

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My family recently bought a smart tv and to boost the wifi signal I made this. It is made with household items. Please vote this into the Weekend project contest!

Step 1: Gather Materials

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You need : a wooden skewer, can, scissors, aluminum foil, electrical tape, and that's it!!

Step 2: Prepare Skewer and Can

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Cut the skewer in half and keep both halves.
Cut the can about an inch from the top, and keep the top part. I taped the sharp edge so no one would get cut

Step 3: Fold Foil

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Fold the foil to about double the width and the length of a dollar bill.

Step 4: Tape Together

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Tape one half of the skewer lengthwise on the foil. Then tape the other half vertical so it looks like a sail. Then tape the whole thing onto the can with the bottom of the top facing up.

Step 5: Place and You're Done!

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Place it so it will boost the signal to the desired direction. You're done!

Comments

maemeth.pussi (author)2015-03-20

How long the distance does it take?

Thom Kouwen (author)2013-06-17

Ok, just to make it clear, this is NOT a booster. With all do respect that is. What this sail does, is "aim" the signal, on the side of the router, you will get a better reception, but on the other side, you will have little to none. If you want more signal in only one direction, I recommend you buy/make a more efficient antenna, plenty of tutorials on google.

I don't mean to offend you, I'm just saying it's not entirely what you say it is.

Jacky P (author)2013-06-01

Will hoe what milkdud55?

Jacky P (author)2013-06-01

You can use anything to hold it up

gto3000 (author)2013-06-01

try this, print out and cover in tin foil
http://freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html

Gonazar (author)2013-05-31

Is the can actually necessary or can you just use anything to hold up the "reflector dish"?

milkdud55 (author)2013-05-30

Well how!

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