Introduction: Wifi Extender

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

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

Step 2: Prepare Skewer and Can

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

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

Step 4: Tape Together

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!

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

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maemeth.pussi made it! (author)2015-03-20

How long the distance does it take?

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Thom Kouwen made it! (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.

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Jacky P made it! (author)2013-06-01

Will hoe what milkdud55?

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Jacky P made it! (author)2013-06-01

You can use anything to hold it up

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gto3000 made it! (author)2013-06-01

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

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Gonazar made it! (author)2013-05-31

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

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milkdud55 made it! (author)2013-05-30

Well how!

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