How To: Create cheap WiFi antennas for better reception

Create cheap WiFi antennas for better reception

Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to create cheap WiFi antennas for better reception.

Cut and past your way to better WiFi reception? It costs pennies and takes the fabrication skills of a kindergartner... then bend a 6dBi Omni and a 10dBi directional out of copper wire!

David's got a bit of trouble getting his WiFi Router signal to reach every corner of his house... one of the easiest fixes ever isn't a trip to the local computer store, but a trip to the kitchen for aluminum foil, then to the home office for a manilla folder and a glue stick.

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9 Comments

what dbi that biquad has and the size of each square?

hey once you have built all these antennas with a coax output where do you interface the coax to for the wireless network. example, I have a wireless laptop for home, Iwant to use a wireless network that I can get with directional antenna, how do I interface an antenna to my wireless card on the laptop

you need a router with external antenna slot

That's why I hate modifying laptops.

The wind runner antenna works alot better if you make it out of a turkey pan instead of card board and tin foil

I need to see this video to make and antena for this video so that I can see this video O_o

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