Sometimes, many of us need a wireless internet connection that works far, far away. Or, we're sitting on the cusp of a wireless internet signal in the far reaches of our home or apartment and just need that last bit of signal. Before you head out to buy one of those pricey Pringles cans
, check this out - -the $10 WiFi antenna you can make yourself.Items needed:
some 35mm foam (like the kind desktop and laptop PCs usually come with), some solid-core copper wire, a small brass plate, and multiple BNC connectors. Following the directions in the above video, the amount of gain you'll get for that wireless internet connection to your PC should easily outpace the gain from any OEM antenna you're using.
Feel like sucking from that huge WiFi firehose
across the block from where you are? This project will most likely allow that. Careful aiming is all that will be required once you build this strange-looking but very functional WiFi antenna.