Wi-Fi antenna extender hack

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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You know that someone is going to cry fraud any time there’s a how-to on extending wi-fi range. And this one is no exception (read the Comments). I don’t know why people doing these projects don’t show before and after readings on a signal strength meter to prove their claims. I’m not a radio engineer or a ham, so I can’t really judge without trying this out for myself on a spare antenna. I’d be interested to know what MAKE readers think who have experience in this area.

WIFI Antenna Hack! – Link

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