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  • DIY Wireless Repeater | 75% Signal Boost

    Had a version myself. I used a TP-Link WR802n nano travel router for this, as it has a wireless repeater bridge option - otherwise known as a hotspot repeater. It receives a wireless WiFi signal boosts it, and rebroadcasts it. Other neat features was the “ghost” ability. I could sign up for xfinity hotspots, which allows for one device. I just made sure that whenever I bought a week (or had an existing customers password) I logged into the router, and THROUGH the router accessed the splash page and did all the formalities. Then xfinity had the routers MAC address on file. I could “hide” two smartphones, a laptop, a Roku, and a wireless printer behind the travel router and Xfinity just saw the one MAC address. They already are BUILT for WiFi and have great range, but it’s never enough. Usi…

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    Had a version myself. I used a TP-Link WR802n nano travel router for this, as it has a wireless repeater bridge option - otherwise known as a hotspot repeater. It receives a wireless WiFi signal boosts it, and rebroadcasts it. Other neat features was the “ghost” ability. I could sign up for xfinity hotspots, which allows for one device. I just made sure that whenever I bought a week (or had an existing customers password) I logged into the router, and THROUGH the router accessed the splash page and did all the formalities. Then xfinity had the routers MAC address on file. I could “hide” two smartphones, a laptop, a Roku, and a wireless printer behind the travel router and Xfinity just saw the one MAC address. They already are BUILT for WiFi and have great range, but it’s never enough. Using a clamp-on spotlight reflector shield from Lowe’s, a TP roll, and some hot glue, I built a reflector and mounted the travel router board at the focal point. Using this device, I could pull in WiFi from up to 3 miles with line of sight. Later, another DIY external antenna increased the range by about 1/3. I even pointed it (see photo) at neighbors houses, if they had xfinity home WiFi service.A small usb outlet was all that was required to power the unit in my truck to go mobile.

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