Strengthen your Indoor Antenna

Discussion in 'Antennas' started by rempit, 29 Sep 2012.

  1. rempit

    rempit Well-Known Member
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    I have tested this for the 5 days and it really works, you get about 10-20% more WIFI signals. (yeah I know it looks ugly...)

    Instruction:
    Grab an Ikea cutlery holder like this one in photo, what you need to do is to unscrew the antenna from your ALFA(whatever brands) and then put it right in the middle of the Ikea cutlery holder and screw it back tightly, that's all. :joy
     
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    rempit can you show a photo that u do it, i think ihave that thing in the kitchen, hahahaha:D
     
  3. rempit

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    Oh no, I am too shy to show photos of my very own private desktop because they look so messy and yet I never clean my desktop for ermmm...months, but maybe I can do a quick photoshop diagram later to post here. :eek::confused:
     
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    nevermind, but much appreciate if has photos cause it will help me.......not your desktop, only the wifi adapter
     
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    yes i want to see it too..
     
  6. rempit

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    This it how you do it. You need to DIY a simple stand for it to stand. :me:dance :me
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    what is the physic behind this..? why it make the wifi signal stronger..?
     
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    Destroy a metallic trash can by making holes around it or take a cheese grater, put your Alfa (whatever brand) antenna on it, get 20 - 30% better signal?
    sounds easy to do :D
     
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    This sounds awesome, looking forward to trying. You mention that it increases sensitivity (finds more networks) but does it increase signal quality and RSSI? Would love to see an output in inSSIDer comparing the two. Also you mentioned that you should take the antenna off but the picture shows it has it on? o_O Wanna make a video on this :)
     
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    Make a video, hmmm...not a bad idea :rolleyes: :idea

    maybe the metal and those holes :) or maybe it was a design from Ikea :D:D
     
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    that is very good reason.. mybe if Apple made this, i will more harder to believe.. but Ikea, they are good right..? haha.. can you give more review and testing on this DIY method..?
     
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    This is not my DIY.I found this on the webside.Increase more signal and light weight.
     

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    Can anyone help me there... I own Allfa RTL 8187L card ... I'm looking for some crazy super range and stronger signal antenna..
    can anyone show me a good antenna to buy.?
     
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    this is one of those ideas that is so dumb it cant help but work =) i can confirm this idea works mostly do to the fact it helps gather signal same as a coffee can trash can/dish or pringles can idea =) so thanks for the idea man
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    oh and how about a link where to buy one ( i have terrible signal where i live even with a 9dbi on my alpha ) so every little bit helps
     
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    Thanks. For the help guys but TP antenna more like satellite dish not really for indoor house....not so sure about that coffee can,could increase the wifi signal ..will try when I have the time
     
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    Something does not mean that you have high gain antenna then you can receive many wifi.It is depend to how far of the other wifi they can send.The can antenna is indoor antenna that can give you made the direction easy.you can turn to any way to receive the wifi that you wish
    to receive and get stronger wifi signal.
     
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    This is a new one lol
     
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    These help and they are free to make.
     
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