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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!
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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!
maemeth.pussi4 months ago

How long the distance does it take?

Thom Kouwen2 years ago
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) 2 years ago
Will hoe what milkdud55?
Jacky P (author) 2 years ago
You can use anything to hold it up
gto30002 years ago
try this, print out and cover in tin foil
Gonazar2 years ago
Is the can actually necessary or can you just use anything to hold up the "reflector dish"?
milkdud552 years ago
Well how!