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Old 09-04-2007, 04:37 PM #1
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DIY WLAN/WIFI extender

http://www.freeantennas.com/projects...te2/index.html

I just made one. It works rather well.
Here's a dl.tv clip on it:
<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/sUTT8wdN_VA"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/sUTT8wdN_VA" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:52 PM #2
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May try this later. I have that exact router.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:04 PM #3
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Cantenna is way cooler. But good find non the less.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:15 PM #4
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Cantenna is way cooler. But good find non the less.
Cantenna is $50 and doesn't work that well.
It's a tin can with a wire in it.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:21 PM #5
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Cantenna is $50 and doesn't work that well.
It's a tin can with a wire in it.
$50....?
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:29 PM #6
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$50....?
Was fitty when I bought it two years ago lol
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:31 PM #7
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:33 PM #8
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Was fitty when I bought it two years ago lol
The point of a cantenna is to build it yourself for dirt cheap
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:38 PM #9
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Cantenna is $50 and doesn't work that well.
It's a tin can with a wire in it.

Yea you got ripped off on that deal. Parts should cost no more that 10$. AT MOST.

* A N-Female chassis mount connector.
* Four small nuts and bolts
* A bit of thick wire
* A can

Those are all you really need for a cantenna.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:12 PM #10
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Well a piece of paper and foil gives you 12db of boost. Which is pretty damned nice.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:14 PM #11
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Does it have to be tinfoil or can I use aluminum foil?

If it's covered in the youtube vid, sorry, it's not working for me right now because Firefox is partially crashed but I'm not restarting it yet because I have a bunch of active tabs open.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:21 PM #12
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Holy **** Thats Pat.

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Old 09-04-2007, 09:46 PM #13
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Does it have to be tinfoil or can I use aluminum foil?

If it's covered in the youtube vid, sorry, it's not working for me right now because Firefox is partially crashed but I'm not restarting it yet because I have a bunch of active tabs open.
I justed used cheap Reynold's Aluminum Foil.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:03 PM #14
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And it worked for you?

FREAKING SWEET.

Now I might finally be able to get reception in the courtyard outside my dorms... to be able to sit in the gazeebo and watch porn would be awesome.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:11 PM #15
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And it worked for you?

FREAKING SWEET.

Now I might finally be able to get reception in the courtyard outside my dorms... to be able to sit in the gazeebo and watch porn would be awesome.

I'd do it too.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:19 PM #16
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I'd do it too.
lol

to you i had to look for that one
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:39 PM #17
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:57 AM #18
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i tried it and it worked. kinda it did boost it like 10%, maybe i need to make it bigger. before it was at 53% now its at 63%. so thanks to whoever found this.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:29 PM #19
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Cantenna is $50 and doesn't work that well.
It's a tin can with a wire in it.
You're crazy.
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:20 PM #20
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What should I do if my router doesnt have antennas? Its a router that my internet gave me.
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