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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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  • Other wif-fi antenna coverage on MAKE: Blog – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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