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Anyone tried this wifi trick ?

St3
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Anyone tried this wifi trick ?

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Browni
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Re: Anyone tried this wifi trick ?

Funny

The only thing the average DM reader should be making out of tin foil is a hat.

I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
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Re: Anyone tried this wifi trick ?

@St3 That "hack" has been around for years and years and years.... you can see many different variations on the same theme on You Tube...

 

Nice "click bait" though ! ! !  GrinGrinGrin

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Where has this 'journalist' been for the last decade or more?

I used the so-called 'Windsurfer' method for a friend with RF-semi-opaque internal walls many years ago.

https://lifehacker.com/296367/boost-your-wireless-signal-with-a-homemade-wifi-extender

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Re: Anyone tried this wifi trick ?

I remember reading something from around 2003 where some fella used a Pringles tube to create what was dubbed the "cantenna" to extend their wireless network to another building, and it worked, so, tinfoil round the antennas is small-fry compared to the cantenna... Grin

 

And besides, the antenna's usually only about an inch long inside the little twiddly twigs they put on older routers, more modern routers have everything inside, so, kind of fluffs up that idea... Crazy

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i can remember the cantenna lol - he used it too hack a mobile phone 1 mile away