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[img]http://dsc.discovery.com/pdi/files/2011/09/wifi-signal-boost-6.jpg[/img]

I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This [url="http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Wi-Fi-Booster-Using-Only-a-Beer-Can"]simple wifi boost[/url] has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that.

These instructions came to us via [url="http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Wi-Fi-Booster-Using-Only-a-Beer-Can"]WikiHow[/url] and we think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use?

For this project you are going to need scissors, a utility knife, some adhesive putty and an empty beer can. More than one empty beer can is acceptable but don

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and also DDWRT
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Has anyone ever tried that? I looks like it might help.

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DDWRT will help !

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I tried it since the wifi signal in my house sucks (and its a small house too). Didn't do anything as far as I could tell, but mine was a half-arsed attempt using the hole in the top to keep it in place.

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[quote name='Majesticmerc' timestamp='1350946370' post='595265079']
I tried it since the wifi signal in my house sucks (and its a small house too). Didn't do anything as far as I could tell, but mine was a half-arsed attempt using the hole in the top to keep it in place.
[/quote] Maybe you used the wrong can, a coca cola can?

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[quote name='JorgeIvan' timestamp='1350946688' post='595265097']
Maybe you used the wrong can, a coca cola can?
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Like I said, I didn't put a lot of effort into it. Could have been anything :p

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Wouldn't that REALLY hurt if you brushed past it? :s
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[quote name='JorgeIvan' timestamp='1350946688' post='595265097']
Maybe you used the wrong can, a coca cola can?
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Forgive my ignorance, but is there that much a difference in cans?

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Will a Monster energy can work? :)

Out of all seriousness, I have read about some of these hacks, (Pringles Can bring back any memories?), which supposedly boost the signal. All the can is doing is reflecting the signal more directly. But if you stop and think about it, wouldn't that reduce the signal in the opposite direction? For example, I am in a small (650 sq ft) apartment. My router is running DD-WRT and sits in a a cubby in my desk. The signal is dampened by lots of wood around it and behind it. Yet, everywhere in the apartment (granted small area), I get some strong signals. Even outside in the parking lot, I can connect.

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yeah this hack isn't so much as boosting rather than giving form/shaping/direction. It would probably extend the reach in a straight line.
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certainly will try
But I am almost quite certain that I will need a hardware dedicated booster , because my router is in the 3rd floor, while I have PCs in 1st, 2nd floor with no signal in the 1st floor
What do you call this booster? Access point?

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I would VERY much recommend putting something around the edges!

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and OMG put this on AMPED WIRELESS!!!! and OMG INTERNETZ EVERWHERE!!!!!!!
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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1351967634' post='595294519']
and OMG put this on AMPED WIRELESS!!!! and OMG INTERNETZ EVERWHERE!!!!!!!
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I C U R S S I D.
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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1350946220' post='595265069']
Has anyone ever tried that? I looks like it might help.
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It should help, not sure about broadcasting boost, it might help slightly with directional if your laptop was somewhere infront of that can, but to catch the client signal (laptop etc) there is now a 1000% bigger area for the signal to reach and bounce to the antenna

I've seen people create directional client cantennas that can pick up wifi signals from a lot further away than the antenna on its own can reach ( USB wifi dongle & pringles can)

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[quote name='Crisps' timestamp='1351967863' post='595294521']
I C U R S S I D.
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screenshots!!!!

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What if you have a ****ty AT&T router/wifi hotspot with no antennae?

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[quote name='siah1214' timestamp='1351968473' post='595294547']
What if you have a ****ty AT&T router/wifi hotspot with no antennae?
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Wrap it around the router ? The antenna must be inside the router unless they have gotten lost ?

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nahhh dis is all you need to boosts your internettz

kitty power ftw

[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2576/3672337545_9bca7c7924.jpg?v=0[/img]
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[quote name='djdanster' timestamp='1350948892' post='595265167']
Wouldn't that REALLY hurt if you brushed past it? :s
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Yeah, I think it is sharp enough to give you a cut.

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[quote name='djdanster' timestamp='1350948892' post='595265167']
Wouldn't that REALLY hurt if you brushed past it? :s
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Not if you're a Transformer
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[quote name='siah1214' timestamp='1351968473' post='595294547']
What if you have a ****ty AT&T router/wifi hotspot with no antennae?
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