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Saturday, March 21, 2009

How to build a home made wifi antenna

Many of you have probably already seen this on The Screensavers, but we wanted to test this out for ourselves.
The whole concept came from this website here:

The idea is to boost the output from your wireless access point. The design is based on a Deep Dish Cylindrical Parabolic.

This is what you'll need: some construction paper, scissors, a glue stick, aluminum foil and the antenna template. You can get the template HERE.

Now the template was a bit big for my needs so i resized the two pictures down to 75 % in paintshop and then printed them out.

First i trimmed off the excess paper of the template to fit the construction paper i happened to have. I then glued the template on to the construction paper using the glue stick. This is to give the antenna some strength.

Using the scissors i cut out the template now stuck to the construction paper and followed the pattern's lines that needed to be cut.

Next i cut the six slits out of the rectangle piece and the glued the aluminum foil onto it. After gluing and wrapping the rectangle part in foil, i used the slits i cut before to cut through the aluminum. Continue reading here

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