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Is it possible to connect a usb cable to a laptop Wlan card and attache it to a dish for a stronger wifi signal? Answered

I want to be able to take the mobile card, water proof it. Attache it to the back of the dish, run an antenna from the front also connected to the the cable with a power hookup. The idea is to raise the wifi signal as well as place the unit anywhere in the house to get a strong db. I was in Puerto Rico a few months ago and because the homes are sometimes built into the side of a hill the signals are weak. This challange should be easy but cheap and can be built with things that are availiable.  Broken computers, wires, discarded sat dish and batteries.

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-06-08

Have you looked at he instructables listed on the right hand side of the page?

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psbcarlos (author)mpilchfamily2012-06-09

This is not what I meant. I should have said is there a way to attach a WLAN card to a dish as well as an additional antenna with a cat cable or USB cord to magnify as well as receive a wifi signal?

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mpilchfamily (author)psbcarlos2012-06-09

No you leave the card in the PC and run a cable out to the antenna on a dish. There are antenna cables available with the right connector to connect to the WLAN card and the antenna.

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steveastrouk (author)2012-06-08

Yes, its a very common way to get a booster. There are Instructables on the right here>>>>>>> about it.

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canucksgirl (author)steveastrouk2012-06-08

+1

"Repurposed Dish Antenna Captures Wi-Fi and Cell Phone Signals" --->

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