Homemade Wi-Fi Boosters

Awhile ago, I had this wireless network problem. My wireless signal was too weak to properly play my games online and often lagged out. I literally tried everything to boost the signal. I repositioned the router several times, tinkered with the settings and twisted the antennas in every way possible. In the end I jumped onto the old, reliable internet and searched for way to boost your wireless signal. A lot of homemade Wi-Fi boosters came up. They were basically tin-foil signal dishes that you pushed onto the antennas to reflect the wireless signal that would usually be going backwards in the opposite direction. So I decided to make my own.

How to make your own Wi-Fi boosters

What you’ll  need:

  1. Card
  2. Toilet Roll Tube
  3. Foil
  4. Glue and Sticky Tape
  5. Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut a rectangular piece of card that will adequately curve roughly halfway around your antenna.
  2. Glue a piece of tin foil onto the card and sticky tape it down at the back.
  3. This is the hard bit. Cut twice towards the centre of the card with about 1.5cm between the cuts. This should leave you with a thin flappy part at the edge of your card. Do this at opposite ends of the card. Push the flaps into the toilet roll tube and sticky tape them down. This should make the card bend around the tube in a dish like shape.
  4. Using the scissors again, punch holes through the tube so that you can push the antennas through the holes.
  5. Make however many you need.

 

I hope these instructions provide some help. Feel free to chop and change my style all you want. You can also find some template on the internet as well.

Here are a couple of images of mine.

Homemade Wi-Fi Boosters

Homemade Wi-Fi Boosters

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5 Responses to “Homemade Wi-Fi Boosters”
  1. Ducknose says:

    Nice work there. It is good to see that you’ve fixed your problem without too much cost or damage to the environment. You are even reusing old toilet rolls!

    This solution might be good to try if you are having connection issues and were previously thinking of buying a bigger antenna. This helps you save money, if the results are adequate enough. I don’t have any problems with my wi-fi mainly because I am very close to to the base station, but I guess not everybody has this luxury.

    good to hear that you won’t be lagging out anymore. 🙂

  2. joseph says:

    so ewan you actually found this improved your wireless connectivity?

    if so to what degree was it improved?

    • Ewan Roxburgh says:

      Yes it did!

      My Playstations signal was boosted by 10% connectivity and speeds around the house went up by 6mb/s when running a test from speedtest.net.

  3. joseph says:

    sweeet ill have to give them a shot. thanks a lot!

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