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HOW TO – Uni-Directional WIFI Range Extender

HOW TO – Uni-Directional WIFI Range Extender

Tm36usa writes “Easily receive WIFI signals from far away using a standard USB WIFI adaptor and a bit of ingenuity. This Simple idea requires no modifications to a USB WIFI adaptor or your computer. A simple way to increase the signal strength and range of your WIFI. Plus it works with all USB WIFI adaptors”Link.

9 thoughts on “HOW TO – Uni-Directional WIFI Range Extender

  1. Shadyman says:


  2. DeanW.Armstrong says:

    I believe the originator of this idea is Stan Swan in NZ, specifically Petals.jpg

  3. yhtomit says:

    Now, can anyone recommend a combination of (particular) Linux distribution and (particular) 802.11 USB dongle that work well together, out-of-the-box, stock, no-foolin’-around, plug-and-play, etc?

    I’ve tried a few with no success, but a) I’m a perpetual newbie, and “just recompile driver z and kernel Q” aren’t very helpful ;) and b) darnit, shouldn’t this just work for at least *some* USB wireless dongles? I know it’s the fault of the manufacturers for not releasing the information needed to driver writers (or releasing drivers themselves) but one day I’d like to be able to recommend a live CD to people that would work with wireless via USB.

    Any recommendations?


    1. reg says:

      I’ve got a belkin v4000 that works fine. It’s a zydas1211 chip and has worked out of the box for a long time.

      The chips to watch out for are Broadcom and Ralink(the new ones). Atheros chips seem to be well supported but only Netgear tend to use them and Belkin tend to use Ralinks. This situation may different out of Europe though.

  4. madsci says:

    I used a large salad bowl. Stainless steel, with a D link usb. Works great. Went from 2 sites to 6. Two marked default.

  5. chris terry says:

    What type of distance are we talking here.

  6. miacarrie4 says:

    I use this Securifi Almond as a range extender – now I can get signal everywhere in the house (I have a large house) and also in the yard! Extremely easy to set up and very small in size.

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